21 December 2009

Christmas Crayons

We've been making crayons again!! This is one of my all-time fave crafts that the we've done!

First of all, we gather up all of our broken crayons--of which there are always many. I always save them now, since our first venture into crayon-making. It's a great way to recycle! We make sure all the paper is peeled off and then we divide them into color groups.

Next we used scissors to cute them into small enough pieces and put them in the muffin cups. I found this cute Christmas tree silicone muffin pan in the *dollar* section of Target (I think it was one of the $2.50 items, but still a great bargain!).
But before we got around to our project, my son decided to try his hand at making Silly Putty muffins. In case you ever wondered, Silly Putty does NOT come off of silicone. It actually adheres quite well. Just so you know... So we just left that cup empty. :)
If you're using a silicone pan (which I highly recommend) place it on a baking sheet for easy transfer in and out of the oven. Bake at 200F to 225F for about an hour. You'll want to check it and make sure it looks like the wax is liquefied before you take it out of the oven. Let them cool completely before popping them out. You can put it in the fridge to speed up the process.

And here's why I love the silicone pans for this project: the crayons are SO easy to pop out!

Aren't they adorable?! I love these little trees! They make me want to break ALL the kids' crayons and make more and more...LOL

This afternoon we're having a *gingerbread house* party and we are putting one of these trees in each goodie bag for the kiddos' guests. Don't worry, we made enough to keep some, too.


4 comments:

Kari said...

They turned out so cute! Love the tree shape. =)

Storybook Woods said...

Sooo sweet, I will have to make a pink one. Clarice

Lisa said...

Cute cute cute! I love them in tree-form :)

Heather @ Life, Gluten Free said...

Oh I love those! I have been wanting to make recycled crayons, we have been saving up crayon pieces. This would make cute stocking stuffers :)