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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2009 10:10:17 AM »

cardboard toilet paper/paper towel rolls would make a good mold if you plugged the bottom. easy removal too. just peel
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2009 10:24:09 AM »

try making a crayon out of clay and then make a relief/mold out of plaster! i'm not sure if hardened plaster can go in the oven, but otherwise just grease it up and pour in the melted crayon
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2009 08:36:22 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


I know that they make XXL muffin pans. In the states theyre known as Texas sized (fairly stupid if you ask me). You could pour them into the tin half way then break them in half. i do this with my nieces crayons and when i was younger I would do it with mine. You could also go star shaped muffin or cookie cutters and you'll have several different points
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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2009 08:46:10 PM »

I had a rather crazy idea pop into my head and thought I would share.  What if you use the popsicle molds that you pour juice in and freeze?  Instead of a stick, just drape string into each mold as you fill it with liquid crayon, then they would be quite easy to get out.  Our Dollar Tree has a bunch of these, and each crayon would end up uniformly large.  Embarrassed  Just a crazy idea, but well... Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2009 06:39:59 AM »

Oh, I like the popsicle mold idea too for large preschool sized crayons.  Those would be big enough to rainbow too!

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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2009 11:02:48 AM »

The oversized crayons would also be great for making rubbings.  If the crayons managed to get stuck, all you'd have to do is put them in the freezer for a little while and they would pop right out in theory.  I've frozen many candleholders to get the wax out and it really works. Grin
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2009 01:13:26 PM »

thanks for the ideas everyone. Im going to give the muffin pan a try today (ran out of the big crayons lol) and see how useable they are.
Day shift busted my team with the crayons and I think they are hoping that there would have been some left over  Tongue nup  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2009 09:40:44 PM »

I'm not sure this would work. But have you ever seen those older cast iron cornbread pans that look like ears of corn? It could go in the oven that way, you would probably have to spray it with Pam or something first so they would come out nicely.
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2009 08:33:10 AM »

use prescription medicine bottles for the molds.
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2009 09:36:11 PM »

I saw one of those "how do they make" shows about candy corn. Thing is they just had trays of corn starch they pressed the shape into, then poured in the hot candy. You could fill a 9x13 baking pan with corn starch. Press in some of the original crayons. then pour in the melted ones. You can melt in a large can, sitting in a pan of boiling water.
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