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We are working on Valentines gifts for my daughters pre-school class. Last week when I was cleaning I found about 100 broken crayons and I decided it ...
I use aluminum cans to melt the crayons in. The first thing I do is cut off the tops. You need enough so that they are packed tightly enough in the po...
This is the only step kids can help with. I tend to add a bit of color theory into this step. Asking questions like: What 2 color crayons will mix tog...
Place the aluminum cans full of crayons into an old pan that has about an inch of water in it. If the cans do not have very much in them, they will fl...
The crayons will melt at different rates, the yellow and brown melted first. Some of the inexpensive crayons never melted. You just have o fish them o...
Before you pour the new crayons you need to remove most of the wrappers. I slide the dowel rod into the wrapper (it maintains it shape) and pull it ou...
Lay out some paper and put your mold on top of the paper. Pinch a pour spout into the top of the can, use your dowel rod or stir stick to hold back an...
The wax drips so be make sure you covered your work space.
If you need the molds fast to do you next batch put them in the freezer for about 5 minutes. The new crayons will pop right out.
If I have some extra color after I finish the pretty molds, I put in into the ice cube tray. I use these with my children to make texture rubbings or ...
Your pretty little crayons are now ready for packaging. I often enclose instructions for use like this:Happy Valentine's DayThese cute shapes are real...
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Posted:Jan 10, 2009
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