Homemade Crayons


 

 


Contact_FullName:
Bettina Bryant
Contact_Email:
bettina@enid.com

8-27-00

When making "homemade crayons", using those seemingly endless broken pieces, my sister in law and I use plastic candy or sucker molds found in the craft section of most any store. The kids can pick out their favorite characters such as Blue's Clue's , Winnie the Pooh and many others. The crayons can be melted in the oven or microwave in a glass measuring cup. This makes it even easier to pour into the molds. A spoon can be used for this also. I've also discovered that if you have the patience for it, you can "paint" in the details with a fine brush just as you would to make candies. Then fill in the rest of the form with your main color. Even my older kids were impressed with our new character crayons!


10-21-98

Name: Lynn Hoseney
E-Mail: lhoseney@htonline.com

In making rainbow crayons from old crayon scraps, if you use a metal muffin liner, the children can grate/break crayon pieces into the liner. Write the child's name on the bottom of the liner and then put the liners into muffin pans to melt (at 350 degrees only takes a few minutes), and then the children can peel away the metal muffin liner once the crayon has cooled.


7-30-98

Name: Jean

E-Mail: mjg74@dfsi.net

Chunk Crayons: I also make chunk crayons like Daylene describes in her idea posted before mine. However, I put a kitchen-size Dixie paper cup in the muffin pan then put the broken crayons in the cup. Put in the oven for just a few minutes with the temp. very low. Take them out, let them cool, and then just peel the paper cup away. This way, you save your muffin pans from the crayons. Chunk crayons are great for making rubbings with.


Submitted By:  Daylene           E-Mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

Activity:  Rainbow Crayons

Materials

OLD non-stick muffin pans

Old crayons

Procedure

Preheat your oven to 250

1. Peel the paper off the crayons

2.  Put 5-10 different colors in each muffin space

3.  Place the muffin tins in the oven until the crayons melt

4.  Let the new crayons cool overnight

5.  Remove the crayons the next day


Submitted By:  Daylene           E-Mail:  aactchrday@aol.com

Activity: Soap Crayons

Materials

7/8 cups of Ivory Snow powdered detergent

1/8 cups of water

Wilton's Cake Food Coloring

Ice cube tray

Procedure

1.  Add the food coloring to the water to make VIVID colors

2.  Add the colored water to the Ivory Snow and mix well

3.  Press the mixture into the compartments of an ice cube tray

4.  Let the mixture set for a couple of days then remove the crayons


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