Last week we had a huge sale on crayons (school supplies) so I bought $2 worth. normally I buy the thicker crayons because Oliver doesn't have the coordination yet to not break them, but they were cheap and I thought maybe they'd work.
they WORK, but they are all over my house. I said I was done crafting for awhile, but now that I see these crayons just all over the place I decided to split them up and try to melt them by color family to make bigger crayons (and less!)
the boys helped me sort... SO helpful.
because they are new crayons I soaked them in warm water for a few minutes to get the papers to come off (after struggling for a few minutes with one solitary wrapper) anytime the wrapper was resistant I tossed it back in the warm water. these are not Crayola, but a cheaper brand and they SUCKED getting the wrappers off. the few Crayola crayons we had sort of melted in the water, and the wrappers fell off after about a minute. i had to scrape the other brand off after soaking for 20 minutes.
set the oven at 275* and checked it at 5 minutes. these crayons weren't melting and it took almost 15 minutes and it was BAM! so they may have gotten TOO melty.
I don't know, I don't think they turned out too well, but they re still better than having those little crayons everywhere.
I put some in a larger muffin tin (and mixed the colors) but I'm afraid that they really are going to be brown. but I don't think Oliver will care. they look cool, and kind of came out of the tin easily. I put them in the freezer ana ll but two came out.
I like how they look like colorful Reese's miniature peanut butter cups. Landon was disappointed he couldn't eat them.
They will test them out tomorrow :)