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    Melting crayons

    Made some heart shaped crayons with my younger son this afternoon. We took broken crayons and melted them in heart and flower shaped molds. My son will give this to classmates as valentines day gifts. Cheaper and nicer than the paper valentines I normally do and the crayons change colors as they continue to write.
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    What a neat idea. It can be used and used up . Cards tend to get tossed anyway.

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    Great idea!!!

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    great idea!
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    Great idea. 2 questions...does this ruin the tray? Where did you get the trays from?

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    ​They turned out great!

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    That is such a fun project. my oldest loves to "melt stuff" and she has melted so many crayons. The plastic trays that are for candy making work great(you have to pour the melted crayon into it) and they pop out so easy. I picked up one of the silicone trays and that didn't work too good. The wax stuck to it and the new crayon didn't have a smooth surface. Not sure how to really explain it.
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    I bought a non-stick Wilton pan at sur la table store. I melted crayons for about 10 minutes in the oven at 250 degrees. I rested them on my stove top for 10 minutes and then outside in the cold weather for maybe 10 minutes. Once the are cold, they slide right out. No need to spray the pan with anything. A lot of fun. I used a razor to get the paper off the crayons that still had some paper. The pan is fine. The wax washed right off. just to make sure i got rid of all the residue, I will run the pan through the dishwasher once and it will be as good as new.

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    Brilliant! I love this idea, so clever!! My kids are all too old for this craft, but I'm going to store it away for "someday" with future grandkids.

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    Great looking crayons. Love the idea.

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    Very clever !!
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    Those are really cool! My DGD got a crayon maker for Christmas, but I like your idea so much better.
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    Great idea! Good for you.

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    Neat idea!! They turned out great!
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    Is being 40 something too old to do this??? What a clever idea!
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    Very cool idea. I will,have to do this with the grand boys. I just love doing different things with them and I have christmas and Halloween pans. Thanks for the idea.
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    This is one of those ideas you wished you thought of way back when...
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    Very cool....he will be a popular boy!

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    Great idea...and it wouldn't have to be for Christmas or Valentine, Easter and so many other times, just have to find the right pan..I have two six year old Grandgirls who will love this...thanks so much!!

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    I loved doing this for my students when I taught preK and Kindergarten. They love them! We also talked about recycling and reusing and using them up - great lessons and fun!

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    I did this with the kids many years ago....but I had to melt the crayons to use the candy molds....I think I will look at Salvation Army or resale shop for a pan. This is much easier.
    For melting the crayons...use a tin can, works well. Put it into boiling water in pan and just melted right down.
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    Thank you so much for the directions to make these. I found your idea just in time for Valentine's Day.
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Made some heart shaped crayons with my younger son this afternoon. We took broken crayons and melted them in heart and flower shaped molds. My son will give this to classmates as valentines day gifts. Cheaper and nicer than the paper valentines I normally do and the crayons change colors as they continue to write.

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    What a creative idea and one that will be enjoyed by the other kids. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's cute! What a nice idea.
    When I first read the post title it made me think of something I used to do as a kid. My parents were not thrilled, but we had the most colorful RADIATOR in all of Massachusetts.
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    very cool idea
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