After visiting many crafts sales I have come across so many great ideas and a long
list of things I would like to try - homemade crayons being one of them.
My son absolutely loves colouring and using various colours as do other children
of the same age. I quickly remember that cute dinosaur crayon he purchased from one of the sales last season. BINGO!
I know what we are doing for the class gifts this Christmas - HOLIDAY THEMED CRAYONS
Here are the steps to making your own crayons.
Step 1. Collect varies crayons - broken crayons are perfect for this project.
What you will need:
Colourful Homemade Crayons
Step 5. Fill your mold. I filled 1/2 the mold to make a thinner crayon
Filling 2/3 will make a thicker crayon. You do not want to fill
it too high or the wax will overflow.
Step 6. Set your oven to 170 degrees. Place your mold on to a
baking sheet this will be easier for you to remove the mold
from the oven once the wax has melted. The baking sheet
will also prevent spillage in your oven should it bubble.
It should take approximately 25-30 minutes for the crayons
to completely melt (this will vary depending on the size of
your mold and oven).
Boil eggs - as many as you would like. We made 8 for a colourful basket!
Fill your cups with 2/3 water and pour the entire packet of Kool-Aid.
Here you can see how the colours turn out using
I do not recommend using the lemonade flavour.
Place the eggs using your spoon into the Kool-Aid - it should only take a few minutes and the eggs will take on a beautiful vibrant colour.
Remove the egg and place on the drying rack or in the egg carton.
Mmmmm.... Your kitchen should smell very FRUITY at this point!
You're Done! Hope you had fun making KOOL EGGS!
Step 2. Clean the crayons - fill a bowl with luke warm water this
will make peeling the label paper easier.
Step 3. Find a mold that is oven safe. I purchased a silicone mold from
the Dollar Store. Size and shape is your choice.
Step 4. Sort out the colours according to how you would like them to
look - you can do solid, rainbow, layered, it is totally up to you.
I went with red and white for the Santa head.
Step 7. Once they are fully melted, remove the mold from the
oven and let cool for about 30-45 minutes until they have
become hard (again depending on the size of your mold).
Once they have become hard POP THEM OUT!