I have been wanting to make crayons out of old broken ones with my kids for a long time. It’s always easier said than done when it comes to crafts with my kids. I have some blogging friends that do so much crafting with their kids and I wish I was that good about doing them with my kids, but then I sit down and do them and remember why I don’t particularly enjoy it all the time 🙂 But, since it’s summer I’ve been trying to do fun activities with them more than I usually do and yesterday, this was our fun activity.
I knew that the crayons would melt and not really stay in the shape of the flag, but I though it would still be cool to see how close it came to being a flag shape.
My 6 year old was my helper for this project. The other two weren’t that interested. He helped me unwrap all the crayons.
I broke some of them down smaller to be the right size.
I put the pan in the oven. This is what it looked like after about 4 minutes.
This was after about 8 minutes. I left it in for 2 more minutes so that white crayon would melt all the way. It was being stubborn.
This is what it looked like when I pulled it out of the oven. A nice puddle of melted wax 🙂
Once it had dried and cooled I pulled the foil out of the heart mold and pushed the crayon out. It popped out easily and was ready to use!
The back turned out a little better. You can kind of see a flag shape 🙂 I thought about trying it again and switching the blue crayons to the other side, but decided this was ok. Brynnan colored with it and thought it was pretty cool.
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