Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Candy Mold Crayons

I had seen this idea a while back on WhiMSy Love for crayons made with candy molds and thought it was pretty cool. We have made crayons in old muffin tins before but I had never seen the idea using candy molds. B also really enjoys the birthday crayons his preschool teacher made for him from the ice molds from the Let's Explore Shop. I would love to have a set of those. When I saw these candy molds at the store in the shape of trains, I knew they would be a hit.

B decided he wanted these 4 colors of train crayons. Remove all of the paper off of your crayons and break them into pieces.

Toss a few little size handfuls into each can. Set the cans in a pot of water about 1/2 way up the sides of the cans. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the pieces are completely melted. Your house with have the aroma of melting crayons that only a (former) teacher could love.
When the pieces are all melted, carefully (cans will be hot- duh!) remove the cans and pour into the mold. Let mold set on counter for a few minutes before transfering mold to freezer.

Those little fingers just couldn't wait to get them out of the freezer! If you look closely, the green one cracked! :( If this happens you can take the broken piece and toss it back in the can and re-melt to try again. Oddly enough, we did this again and it broke again! So we have 6 crayons, but no green ones in that shape! When you remove the hardened crayons from the freezer they will slip right out. Easy-peasy.
Our finished crayons, minus the green one!

Check out Nikki's tutorial for way cooler pics of the whole process and directions on how to do this!


  1. You are so busy finding all of these cute projects for your kids. The Tots are lucky to have you with them daily to do these fun projects.

  2. Such a fun idea! My nephew would LOVE it!

  3. The crayons look cute!

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  4. Oh, what a great idea! I've seen this before, too, but never with candy molds. What a fun little birthday favor idea!! I'm holding onto this one...

  5. That's a great idea! We've made them in tins before, but never thought to use a mold. We'll have to try it next time.


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