Melting Crayons in Silcone Molds

 
Be careful, melting crayons can be addictive!  You might find yourself buying crayons on sale, just so you can melt them (pssst … try thrift stores)! These crayons turned out ALMOST too pretty to use.  They were too much fun, to make and use! 
 
Here are the easy steps to make your own chunky crayons by melting your worn out crayons in the oven or toaster oven.  Your kids will love making texture rubbings with them.  See some ideas for using your chunky crayons at the bottom of the page.
 
Pay close attention to the suggested temperature.  Wax is flammable and therefore it is important to use a low temperature when melting crayons!
 
a graphic showing the step to make a melted crayon using silicone molds in a toaster oven
 

Melting Crayons Summary:

  • Find a silicone mold.
  • Soak crayons in warm soapy water.
  • Sort crayons by color.
  • Bake for 15 min. at 150 degrees.
  • Cool for about 30 min.
  • Pop out of the mold and enjoy!
 
 
Are you looking for a way to use those gorgeous chunky crayons?  I have lots of ideas for you!  You can make textures on your monsters using a texture plate that you make yourself! 
 
 

Looking for More Texture Ideas?

Making Texture Plates:

Texture Blog Posts


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A close-up of chunky crayons made by melting old crayons in a square silicone mold. The text says, "Art Teacher DIY - Milting Chunky Crayons".
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