Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Crayon Idea


I've started making my gifts for Christmas and one of my projects is a fun stocking stuffer. We are always in need of new crayons in this house. Why not turn ordinary crayons in to fun holiday shapes! What you need is 6 box's of 8 count crayons. Silicone molds and an oven set to 350 degrees.

Start by peeling the paper off the crayons. I used a exacto knife to cut a line strait down the paper to make the peeling easier and faster.  


I was able to find help at a cheap price, candy!


Fill the molds with about three crayons each.



Put in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 6-8 min. Just keep checking on them to see if they have melted all the way.

let them sit and cool for about an hour until they are completely cold. If you try to remove them while the slightest bit warm they will break and you will have to re-heat.


Finished and bundled up with a bow for their stockings!


25 comments:

AMKreations said...

Where do you locate the molds? I've seen this before.

Amber said...

I found the molds at Target in the dollar section for $2.50 each. With every season you can find new ones.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Thanks again for emailing me this link- I am featuring it tomorrow!
-Steph

Jennifer said...

LOVE this! Such a GREAT idea!! (= Thanks for sharing!! (=

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Darling! What a great idea for kids to give to their friends. I am featuring this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Jennifer Dawn said...

I love these! Thanks! I am going to have to make some when I figure out how to get my hands on some holiday silicon molds.

Jennifer Dawn said...

Umm...if I had read the comments of others, I would have seen Target for $2.50. Thanks.

Aledia said...

Totally LOVE this idea!! Thank You so much for sharing this, I am doing a childrens Christmas Table Setting this year and these are perfect for a take home gift! :)I'm a new follower as well, have a blessed night!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I just love this! So much that I will feature you. Grab my button! craftdiscovery.blogspot.com

Shell said...

Oh yay! A craft even I can do!

Scrapcollectr said...

So great! Thanks for the enabling! *smile*

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I made some of these. How on earth do you clean the molds once you are done? Mine looks terrible!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I'm featuring you at this weeks Link Party. It will post tonight at 8pm CST. You rock! Thanks for Hookin' Up with HoH!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Amber said...

Hey Allison, to clean mine I poured boiling water in them and then scrubbed with soap and water.

Thanks so much for the feature at HOH!! I'm showing off my button on my blog page!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Those are adorable! I made hearts for my son to give out last year at Valentines. I had to tell the kids not to eat them! :)

Crystal said...

These are so awesome and kids love them! I've seen this done with hearts to celebrate Valentines.

Great idea! I am going to share it with my Facebook readers!

Isabell said...

I love this idea, and will definitely use it as soon as I can! Thank you.

Diatomaceous Earth said...

So great! Thanks for this fabulous idea. I'm going to target tomorrow to look for the molds. I hope they have them!

Deirdre said...

Fun - love what you created. Neat idea - going to share on my blog today if that's okay with a link back to you.

amy said...

if you put the crayons in hot water with a touch of dish soap for a few minutes, the labels fall right off

Adam Kaplan said...

Love this!

I work with AllFreeHolidayCrafts and have been trying to contact you. Please email me if there is a good way to reach you. Thanks!

Adam Kaplan
akaplan@primecp.com

Beckie said...

Can I use a non silicone mold? I have a dark metal one. Would it stick do you think?

kim said...

A metal baking pan did work! Used some non stick spray and put them in the oven for about 5 min at 275* Awesome craft, kids loved it!

Carrie Botterill said...

Love this but mine sunk in the middle. Any ideas why? X

Carrie Botterill said...

I didn't use crayola crayons, cheaper one's could this be why? X