On with the tutorial:
- Crayons (or broken up crayon pieces)
- a pot with water, empty cans
- a mixing spoon that you don’t mind tossing after
- your molds, and wax paper (or newspaper not pictured)
Remove all the paper from the crayons, and sort into like colored piles
Toss one color into one of your cans, note that since I only had 1 black and 1 brown I just put them into the blue can. When melted it just deepens the color.
Put the can into the water and bring it to a boil. You are just using your pot like a double boiler. I usually do more than 1 can at a time, but wanted to focus on one just to show you.
While the crayons are melting down place your wax paper down and put your mold on top. I use a cookie sheet under neath just because I tend to be very messy.
After the crayons are all melted down, just pour them into the mold, and stick it into the fridge to harden quickly. As you will notice, one of the molds is only partially filled I will just fill it with the next color, or layer it with several colors and have a really fun and funky crayon.
Here is the 4 finished crayons, that I let set in the fridge. When they were hard, I just popped them out of the mold. It is no work at all!
So there you go!
Easy Peasy! The hardest part is removing the labels from some of the crayons. Some slide right off, but some are more work. I had my 2 year old and 4 year old boys help me to take the papers off and we made fairly quick work of it.