Not long ago, a friend sent us a link on how to make heart-shaped crayons. The project required using broken crayons from around the house (which are plentiful here) and a molded silicone tray (which we didn’t have available). The truth is, Mom Potato couldn’t justify buying a silicone pan for $10, when a new box of crayons costs a lot less.
The project was on hold, until yesterday, when the team found a Wilton flower silicone mold on sale for $2. We rushed home from the store and started working on our homemade crayons. This project is easy, fun and we love that there’s little clean up involved.
1. Preheat oven to 200°
2. Take out any broken crayons, tear of excess paper, and divide them by color. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, mix colors for fun, multi-colored crayons.
3. Place the broken crayons in a molded, silicone tray (any shape will do).
4. Place the silicone pan on a cookie sheet in the oven for 20 minutes or until melted.[Note: ours took a little longer to melt, but many of our broken crayons were jumbo sized]
5. Let the pan cool for 15 minutes and gently pop the crayons out of the tray.
We think they’re cute and perfect for springtime party favors or gifts.
I love this! Would you be willing to share where you bought the silicone tray? Thanks!
Thanks! And good question. We tracked the silicone tray down at Walmart in Falmouth. All Easter products are marked down to 50% off.
Great idea! Ikea has fun shaped silicone trays for under $3 too.
Thanks for the tip! We love IKEA, and wish they would come to Maine.
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I bought 2 silicon ice cube trays from IKEA that have fun shapes, are they safe for the oven?
Yes, silicon trays should be safe for baking, but definitely check the labeling to be sure.
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