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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009 11:56:18 AM »

What about making molds out of wax covered cardbord (Like milk cartons) just cut them to size, and roll them into tubes and then pour the melted crayons in. We used milk containers to make candles in gradeschool
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009 01:22:41 PM »

I havent seen the ice cube trays here yet. Ill have another look - I may have just missed them.

The waxed cardboard sounds like a good idea though, its cheap (works not financing this  Roll Eyes even though its for them) and sounds like it could be fast and easy. How do you stop the wax from trickling out the bottom? Im guessing you stand it upright and maybe put foil or something at the bottom?

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009 02:27:56 PM »

wrap the bottom with wax paper and and elastic is what i would do to stop wax from dripping out the bottom of the milk/juice container tubes.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009 02:30:00 PM »

oh just thought of something else you could do.

you could use old glue stick tubes then the crayons should be able to screw up and use it all the way to the end.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009 05:30:59 PM »

Have you thought about getting a pan, muffin tin or squarish thing as a mold and pouring the hot wax in? You could always just break or cut out peices. I know that we always used muffin tins when we were younger to make new crazy colored crayons. You could also get some pvc piping and pour it in. I would but some sand in a coffee can then place the pipe standing in it then pour.

another cool way to make it and have it three sided is to rig up a disposable baking pan and fold it a bit then pour in the way.... does that make any sense?
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2009 05:51:22 PM »

Have you thought about getting a pan, muffin tin or squarish thing as a mold and pouring the hot wax in? You could always just break or cut out peices. I know that we always used muffin tins when we were younger to make new crazy colored crayons. You could also get some pvc piping and pour it in. I would but some sand in a coffee can then place the pipe standing in it then pour.

another cool way to make it and have it three sided is to rig up a disposable baking pan and fold it a bit then pour in the way.... does that make any sense?

the problem with using muffin pans is we need them big enough to use and use fast. I mark 5 6m boards a minute and thats wearing gloves (splinters suck!) so they need to be fairly large and easy to use
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2009 07:29:04 PM »

I am loving the empty glue stick container idea.  I'm going to try this with some of our crayons.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009 08:04:11 PM »

let me know if it works, I think I should save my empty containers for all the crayons my daughter breaks.
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2009 09:36:57 AM »

We used wet sand as kids to make candles. 

Have a bucket of wet sand, make holes in it with your fingers or a stick, pour the wax in.  When the wax cools, pull out a crayon shaped like your finger!  The wax will have sand stuck in it, but that shouldn't matter if you're just using it to mark on wood.
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2009 12:42:53 PM »

have you thought about visiting the local hardware store for pvp pipe from the looks of the crayon it would be 1- 1 1/2 and you can get the caps to close off the ends and it's fairly cheap my store sell's it for .12 per foot (i just called ha ha)and the caps are .06 per pc. 
 the best way i found to get the candle out after is to pop it in the freezer (i almost said microwave, duh.. kids talking to me as I type )for about an hour then it should slide out with a little tapping. 

oops... edited  I didn't see that some one had already mentioned the pvp pipe
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