I have seen these before online and thought it was a great use for leftover bits if crayons. It is the disaster that befalls all young and old people and their box of crayons. At the beginning you have a perfect box of crayons in every Colour imaginable but slowly more and more break and get used until all that is left is lots of little broken bits.
I was at a Carboot sale and came across a bag of crayons that had had some horrible accident and was in hundreds of bits. This was a perfect chance to try and make some fun crayons.
Materials and Equipment
- Silicon moulds in an interesting shape
- Broken Crayons
1. Pre-heat the oven to approximately 100 celsius
2. Place your moulds on a baking tray and start filling them with crayon pieces, as the crayons melt they will fill in all the gaps, so you need to make sure that the wax is stacked into each mould.
3. Place the mould on the baking tray in the oven. It should only take 5-10 minutes for your crayons to melt and form into the moulds. You might find that you need to ‘top-up’ your moulds to make sure that the moulds are full when they cool. Don’t leave the crayons in for too long or the wax will start to evaporate away. So keep a close eye on your crayons and your moulds.
4. Leave your crayons for at least an hour depending on how big they are to make sure that they are solid all the way through and don’t break as they are pushed out of the mould. Not all moulds are suitable for this but you won’t find out which ones work and which ones don’t until you try. The lego men came out fine but I lost a lot of the bumps from the lego blocks.
5. The final lego men looked very cool and combined different colours!