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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Marbled Heart Crayons

I had a massive bag of broken Crayola washable crayons that I've been saving to make shaped crayons with. I wasn't sure how they would melt but in the end they turned out fine. I thought it would be fun to make heart shaped crayons with Charlotte. She wants to give them to her classmates for Valentine's day :)
I used a silicone ice cube tray that is oven safe up to 350 degrees. I got lucky and we actually had gotten them in at work for Valentine's day. I bought one right away! I ended up not chopping up the black and brown crayons. Charlotte and I thought the hearts would look better without them.
At this point we preheated the toaster oven to 325 degrees. I have read online where others did theirs at 250 but my preschooler and myself wanted faster results...lol. We stuffed each heart with as many crayon pieces as we could fit and then popped it into the oven.
Once the crayons have just melted all the way then immediately pull them out of the oven. It took about 5 to 7 minutes for ours. Let them cool all the way undisturbed (this part was hard for Charlotte). Once they have hardened pop them out of their mold. If you want you could rub down the sharp edges on a piece of paper.
Time to color!!!

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4 comments:

  1. These are so fun!! Is it weird that I feel like eating one of them... hm, maybe don't answer that!

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    1. LOL! I wonder if you could do a similar thing with the colored chocolate melts? That would be so cool if it worked.

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  2. I've been wanting to do something like this, I'm glad they turn out so well. Very cute!

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    1. Thanks! I was really nervous that they wouldn't turn out and I would have to come up with different Valentines.

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