for crayon out loud
Molly’s school will be closed all next week for midterm break so we had to get her little Valentine treats ready before friday. Thankfully I didn’t have to make them for her entire class – she just wanted to give them to her ‘bestest’ school friends and playdates :)
Last weekend we gathered up all the bits of broken crayons around the house, and chopped up a few more to fill our silicon baking tray. Into the preheated oven we popped the tray and watched carefully as the crayons were ‘reborn’. Once out of the oven they only took a few minutes to cool and harden – ready for M’s road test. She thought it was like colouring with a rainbow :)
I used the Happy Colour oliebollen printable mentioned earlier for the card, photoshopping Molly’s handwritten message into place instead of the message on the printable, and used little craft envelopes from the art & hobby shop to package each crayon.
Tip: only use bright crayons as the blacks and browns go all muddy.
I had seen instructions online to leave the crayons in the oven for 15mins at 230 – this did not work for me!! the wax got too hot in my nuclear reactor of an oven. We tried again at 200 for just 5mins and that worked perfectly. The main thing is to keep a very close eye on them and adjust to suit your own oven.