Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Crayons

This past week I have seen cutsie crayons popping up all over the web! I thought I would try them and see if I could make a few for Christmas gifts for the little ones. I tried it and I LOVE it! It's super easy to make and fun!

Ingredients
Silicone Bakeware {mine cost $2.50 @ Target}

Crayons {Box of 64 for $1 @ Dollar Tree}

Ribbon and jewels {craft room}

Step 1Peel all the wrappings off the crayons. This is the longest process of the project... don't do it alone! I took a ton of crayons to the youth and asked for their help before church.

Step 2 Break the crayons into small pieces {the smaller the pieces the better they will blend}. You can use the same color or mix colors. For thick crayons fill to the top of the shape, for skinnier ones only fill half way in the shape.

Step 3Place in the oven at 200 degrees for approx. 20 minutes. I checked on the crayons and stirred them about halfway through. Once the crayons are completely melted remove the bakeware from the oven. Let the crayons cool completely before getting them out.

Here's what they look like when their cooled off! So cute, I can't wait to give these to my kids!


You can also fancy it up a little with some ribbon on hand and a jewel!

Have you ladies made these before? {Hopefully I'm not the last one to know about it}




I found an article that also has tons of ideas about what to do with crayons. Thrifty Fun: Uses for Old Crayons.

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20 comments:

  1. That is so cool!! I can't wait to try it. It will make perfect Christmas gifts for my 8 year old to give to her friends! Can you use the bake ware after cooking crayons??

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  2. So cool! Thanks for the info...we love working with crayons!

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  3. What fun! My brother and I used to melt crayons, but ours turned out brown. Yours are soo much prettier.
    Kathy

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  4. Great idea! My nieces would love these. Perfect for useing up old broken crayons, you know, the bits you usually throw away! I'm visiting with keep it simple. Have a great day!

    http://www.amaskellantics.com/

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  5. I have made these before but your turned out way cuter. found you on COM :)

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  6. very cute...been wanting to try these for a while...stumbled upon you today...we're homemakers too! and we share a sweet Savior♥

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  7. Oh my goodness! I had no idea it would be so simple! They are adorable!

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  8. Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

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  9. What a great idea! I might have to make these for my niece & nephew...so fun. Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!!

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  10. My daughter would love these.Great stocking stuffers.

    Check out my post on stocking stuffers.

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  11. Hey! -- from your newest fan! I love your site! these christmas crayons are just cute as can be! I love them!

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  12. Found you at Tip Junkie. This is such a great idea! Seems pretty easy too!

    www.laforcebewithyou.com

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  13. So cute!

    I am your newest follower! I loved this idea!!

    Hope you will stop by and follow Simple as 1-2-3 soon!!

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  14. This is a great use for all those broken crayons...

    Hope you can link up to Creative Juice Thursdays!

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-party-with-creative-juice.html

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  15. GREAT idea! Making some for the neighbor kids!! so cute and inexpensive, which is my favorite! Love to Recycle, Repurpose and Relove, which is my motto..
    New follower and would love for you to hop over to my blog and follow back if you like!!
    Blessings,
    Denise-Junkdog Design

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  16. You've been featured! Grab a button from my page--it's on the right side.

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/glam-party-5.html

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  17. We do ours in ice cube trays...never thought about the silicone baking trays! Definitely going to do that next time!

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  18. such a good idea!! I love it! Thanks for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

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  19. Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree, I featured your idea in tomorrow's post!

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