Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mold Your Own Crayons - Tutorial

So yesterday, as I was visiting some links I found on THE TRENDY TREEHOUSE's Creative Share Wednesdays, I stumbled across a tutorial off of Stephanie's Scrapping Station titled YOU COLOR MY WORLD {you should check Stephanie's blog out}.

Anyways, as I was reading it {and admiring how simple it is} I thought I'd give it a TRY and see what happens...

Materials
Crayons (peeled, broken up, and separated by color)
Rubber Baking Mold(s) {I used hearts, b/c that is the only rubber mold I had in the house}
Toothpicks
Peeler {like the ones you use to peel carrots}
Oven

Step 1
Peel crayons, break up, separate by colors, and into rubber molds.
Set oven to 325.
Place rubber mold on a cookie sheet.
Put in oven for 10 minutes.


Step 2
{for swirl crayons, if no- bake until melted and go to step 3}
Remove from oven.
Add a second color to the molds.
Use a toothpick to swirl.
Use a peeler to give a speckled look.
Bake until melted.


Step 3
Remove from oven.
Place in refrigerator {be very careful, it is hot and mold is wobbly}.
When cooled the crayons easily remove from the rubber mold {that's why I like them so much}.

All done!


Lil man LOVES these!

Plus, we have a few BIRTHDAY parties to go to this month... I may make small side GIFTS to go with the toys we bought the boys {though I need to get a different shaped mold- lol}.



{Enjoy!}





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8 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to make these but I never have old crayons kicking around because I'm constantly throwing them out. LOL And the molds are so cheap at Target but I keep putting off buying them. Love how your blog is coming along. :) xoxo And very excited to have a CP join me in this creative adventure. :)

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  2. Hey there girlie! :) I just stumbled upon this idea yesterday and since I have the heart mold I though I'd try it. I need to get more- probably at the kitchen store at the mall b/c Target is an hour away. :(

    I am soooo happy about how its progressing and that I am here with another CP too!! (now, to get those other creative CPs to venture out) =D xoxo

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  3. Way to go, and you added your own little spin to it.

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  4. Thank you Stephanie. You had such a cute idea I just had to try it out! :D

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  5. These are adorable! I know when I was a kid I would have loved these! Very fun!

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  6. Thanks Lisa! They were fun to make. I am thinking about getting a mold that will go with my lil man's b-day theme. :)

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  7. LOVE crayons! =) I would have loved these as a kid.. but I think i'd enjoy them now too! =)

    Have a fabulous saturday!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  8. Yes! So much fun. Whenever we go out to eat with our lil man I always grab his crayons to color. lol

    Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. :D You too!

    -T

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