My niece was at my house last week and we made some pumpkin crayons together. Recycling crayons is nothing groundbreaking but we had so much fun!! Making shaped crayon is super easy and kids love to help!
I picked up this silicone pumpkin ice cube tray from the dollar store…for $1.00! They also had skull, finger and bone shapes. I keep a container of old crayons for this type of project. Crayola crayons work the best for this project (and for pretty much everything involving crayons)! Preheat the oven to 180°F.
Peel the paper off the crayons.
Break the crayons into small pieces.
Sort the crayons by color into the silicone tray. I wanted the pumpkin stems to show so I ended up having to add more crayon pieces while these were in the oven to make each pumpkin shape fuller.
Place the mold on a foil covered baking sheet and put in the oven for about 15 minutes.
I used toothpicks to give them a stir about half way through because I had different shades of crayons in the molds and I wanted the color to look more uniform.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool. Looks like I overfilled some…ooops! Then, carefully take them out of the mold. I had to peel the mold away from the crayon. And most of the stems ended up breaking….oh well!
From this angle they look like mini hard hats for construction workers!
To finish them off, we put them in snack size Ziplock baggies and stapled a cute saying over the top of the bag. This way they can be passed out for Trick-Or-Treating or put into treat bags.
You can click on this image to enlarge it and then print it from there.
Do you like to give out non-candy treats or do you just stick to the sweet stuff?
I’m sharing this tutorial at some of these link parties!
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