Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crayon Craft: Make Hello Kitty & Lego crayons!

Make a regular day into a fantastic, fun day with silicone molds and your extra crayons.  Handmade Hello Kitty & Lego Crayons for Valentine's Day is easy.  All you need is a few supplies in which you may already have at home. Re- purposing crayons by melting them into cute designs is also Earth friendly. Before starting this project, we suggest you purchase the Hello Kitty and Lego Molds. We bought our silicone molds on Amazon and it was delivered within 5 days. You may purchase other similar style silicone molds at your local craft stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michael's Craft or Jo-Anns in the baking section. Target  may carry similar molds in their baking section. Please note, you must make sure the molds can withstand oven temperatures so make sure they state "Oven Safe".  
Hello Kitty Cat

Supplies: Crayons, silicone molds, baking sheet, hot pads and an oven. 

Step One: Separate your crayons by color or the color combination you want your crayon to take shape.  First, remove all of the paper wrappers off the crayons with an X-Acto knife by slitting the crayon down the side and peeling. Once the paper is off the crayon, cut them into small pieces.  We recommend cutting the crayon in 4 or 5 pieces.  The smaller the crayon the easier it will be to fill the silicone slot.  We used approximately 3 to 4 crayons in each of the mold slots but it will vary dependent on the size of your mold.  On these cute little Hello Kitty faces we used a dash of white on the bottom of the mold.  The rest of each mold had different shades of pink, red, bits of orange and yellow. When you bake the crayons in the oven, multi colors will not mix together but instead create a swirl pattern.  It's okay to slightly over-fill the silicone slot with crayons however try to break up the crayon pieces to fill in all of the gaps in the mold.
hello kitty

Step Two: On a cookie sheet, place your silicone mold with the broken crayon pieces and bake in the oven. Bake the crayons at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.  Check to make sure the crayons have completely melted and that it's a complete liquid crayon.  If it looks like the silicone slot is only partially filled then add more crayon of the color you desire and put the silicone mold back in the oven.  You will want to bake for another 5 minutes until the entire crayon is melted. Tip:Do not use Crayola Twistables crayons as they do not melt very easy. 
Hello Kitty
Step Three: Now your crayons should be nice and hot and will need to be cooled off. We suggest you leave them to cool overnight. It will be easier to remove the crayons from the silicone when it has completely cooled off. Otherwise, wait at least 2 hours before popping off the crayon from the silicone mold. To speed up the cooling processes you can put them in the freezer for about 45 minutes. You will have to check to make sure it has completely cooled off before removing. Otherwise you run the risk of breaking the crayon.
lego crayons
Educational Tip: We discussed with our kids the solid to liquid effect. 

To make these cute Lego Brick crayons you will need the Lego mold, which I purchased on Amazon.com. They are worth the wait and money. Use the same method mentioned above to fill the silicone mold and repeat until you make your desire quantity. We made two batches. 
lego
We made a few in solid colors and some in mixed color combinations. These cute crayons make a great gift idea for Valentine's day, birthday's or just because you love to have fun. Get inspired to have fun. 
Handmade Legos
Wrap these beautiful crayons with some googly eye monsters and other fun items in a clear bag as a gift. Watch the kids and adults get inspired.
Gift ideas

Have a great Valentine's Day!

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