Ever since I got a glimpse of the candy molds at Bake it Pretty, I new I wanted to make crayons with them. At first, I wasn't sure how the candy molds would hold up. After a little craft R & D I can tell you they're perfect for crayon making. I originally wanted to make mustache crayons but the mustache molds were all sold out (bummer). Apparently mustache candy is hot in the baking world, who new? So instead of mustache crayons, I present you with car crayon directions.
P.S. This is the kid craft I promised for Friday. It's just a little early.
Candy molds - I purchased mine at Bake it Pretty but you can get them anywhere. The main thing is you don't want a mold skinnier than a crayon. Otherwise, the crayons will break easy.
Crayons - I got a bunch of used crayons from the kindergarten teacher at my son's school. This is the perfect time to ask teachers since school is coming to an end. Often the crayon nubs are sorted out and thrown away.
Used cans from fruit, vegetables etc. . .
Peel all the paper off crayons. Sort by color into the different cans. Place in a large pot of water. Melt down using the double boiler method.
Other melting techniques - Some sites will tell you to melt down the crayons in paper cups in the microwave. From my experience, the paper cups begin to burn before the crayons melt down. You could also use a microwave safe container to melt down the crayons as well. Note, even though some Tupperware is microwave safe, it will melt if it gets too hot.
Pour the hot crayon wax into the molds. Don't worry if it spills over. You can peel it off when it dries. Let it set for a couple minutes. Then place the mold into the freezer for approximately fifteen minutes. You don't need to spray the molds at all. When the wax cools it pulls away from the mold. All I had to do was turn over the mold and the car crayons popped out. There wasn't even any wax left behind.
You can mix glitter into the wax to make glitter crayons. I think these rock molds would be perfect for this.