January 17, 2014

Preschool activity- Molding Crayons

To mold crayons you will need crayons, X-Acto knife, a silicone mold, hammer, cookie sheet, and a bag.

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees

Step 2
Peel paper off the crayons- using a X-Acto knife, run the blade along the crayon and peel off the paper.

Step 3
Break up the crayons- place crayons into a bag. Use a hammer to gently break up the crayons into pieces that measure about half inch.  

Step 4
Fill molds- place broken crayons into the silicone molds. Be sure to overfill the molds.

Step 5 
Place in oven- Place your silicone mold on a cookie sheet and place in the over for 10-15 minutes until the crayons are melted. *Note- I have had better experience with Crayola crayons. The generic crayons work just as well however it may take longer to melt.

Step 6
Remove and cool- When crayons are completely melted, carefully remove the cookie tray from the oven. Set aside to let the cool. As the crayons cool, they will harden in the mold. To expedite the process you can place the mold in the freezer for about 45-60 minutes.

Step 7
Remove crayons from mold- You can gently pull and stretch the mold to loosen the crayon. Then flip the bottom out to release the crayon

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