I remember melting down my old crayons as a kid and making new crayons/shapes/blobs to color with and I've seen these all over lately and even on Martha. So, when I saw these heart ice cube trays in the dollar spot at Target I snagged a set. They had a silicone heart pan but it was $8.00. This one didn't say it was heat proof but I figured if it melted I was only down a buck.
Then I peeled a few crayons. I had some left-over, fairly new ones from a holiday party in the 24 colors so they were perfect. I figured the fastest way to peel them was with an exacto knife and I was right. The peels came right off.Then I broke them into little pieces with a mallet in plastic bags. This was WAY easier than breaking them up by hand. Crayons are harder than you'd think.
Then I put all the pieces into the mold. I tried to group colors so I didn't end up with brown blah like I did as a kid.
Then I threw them in the oven (and crossed my fingers that these cheap ice cube trays didn't melt) at 200* and waited. They took about 12 minutes in my oven. My second batch I pulled a little earlier so they colors didn't meld as much. I even threw all of the leftover crumbs in one and got a great multicolored one.
Here are my hands after peeling them out of the molds. Pretty.
My favs are the ones with white on them. I love the marbled look. You can see the multi-colored one waaaay up there in the corner.
Then we packaged them up to hand out for Valentines day to the cousins and friends today.
And we kept a few for ourselves, of course.
While purple is my favorite color, I'd say that this blue green by Crayola is one of my favorite crayon colors. And I even have all 96 colors.
What's your favorite color crayon?