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BlueCherryFaerie
« on: August 17, 2008 07:15:09 PM »

I think most moms have way too many leftover crayons.  I decided to make them in color themes. 



Flower:

My oldest son LOVES the green one.  He keeps stealing it, LOL.

Halloween colors:


Girly Whirly colors:


Fire colors:


Camo colors:


American Flag colors:


I love the way they turned out.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008 07:32:40 PM »

how did u melt them??? what temp and stuff? if you dont mind me asking. i just graduated high school and one of my classes had us tutoring at a elementary school so when school ended we got to take home all kinds of supplies and i got tons of crayons. i might do something like this. thanks for the idea!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008 07:36:33 PM »

yeah how! I want to make some for my son Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008 08:01:04 PM »

If I remember correctly, you melt them at 350 degree for around 10 min (or until melted). You can use old mini muffin tins or shaped tins.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008 08:19:13 PM »

You can also use the sun. We melted ours on a 90 degree day in the driveway in little aluminum tart molds placed in a black roasting pan. It took about an hour in full sun.

Nice crayons! I like the flower ones - what kind of molds did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008 04:18:55 AM »

I remember seeing the tute on Martha Stewart website.  I printed it off and gave it to my son's nursery.  They loved it as they have loads of crayon bits all the time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008 07:15:00 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I used silicone baking pans.  I broke up crayons and put them in the baking pans and baked for a while at 300 degrees.  I think next time I'll bake at a higher temperature though.  The small squares are candy baking molds I got from Hobby Lobby.  I got the flower looking one from Tuesday Morning.  I liked using silicone because they pop out easily. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008 05:42:21 PM »

  Cheesy
Fantastic!!!
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