Saturday, November 19, 2011

DIY: Upcycled skull shaped crayons

So after seeing posts about this a billion times I finally decided to try these today. These came out awesome! I'm thinking Christmas presents for some family this year.

Things you will need : Old crayons, broken crayons, any kind of crayons.
                                 Silicone tray or muffin tin. I used a skull shaped tray I bought from the dollar tree.
                                 Children to peel your crayons

Directions:  Start peeling the crayons.. if you have kids that have a hard time sitting still (like mine) you might want to do this ahead of time instead of letting them help. I made them put crayons and wrappers in two separate bowls.

After you peel the crayons try to break them into small pieces, as small as you can.
After all crayons are broken up, place them in the silicone tray. Try to match the colors as well as you can, otherwise they come out all brown and yucky looking. Make sure the tray is full, if it leaks over that's okay just make sure you put a baking sheet underneath it. If you don't fill them as full they will break when you remove them from the tray. Also, make sure you use a tray that you don't mind ruining with crayons. ;)

Bake crayons in the oven at 250 degrees until completely melted, once melted pull out then swirl with a knife.
Place in the freezer for 10 mins or so, until hard.
Remove from the tray.


Cool right?
The best part about this project?
It cost me absolutely nothing to make!
And even if you don't have a silicone tray or a muffin tin they are only a dollar at the dollar store.
So cheap project right here! And I love how they turned out.

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