Frozen Snowflake Crayon
I don’t know about you, but when my kids were younger, I ended up with a box of short crayons. What do you do with a bunch of short crayons? Recycle them… Turn those tiny crayon bits into something fun when you upcycle them into holiday crayons. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
5-7 crayons in assorted shades of blue, white
Non stick cooking spray
Snowflake-shaped cookie pan
You can find shaped cookie pans at most retail stores and even thrift stores. Now that some of the Christmas/Winter holiday decorations and bakeware are out, it should be easy to find shaped cookie pans.
1. Begin by breaking the crayons in half and removing the paper wrappers. It is easiest to do this if you peel it at the seams and untwist.
2. Once the crayons are peeled, break them into as small of pieces as possible.
3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your cookie pan with non stick cooking spray.
4. Drop bits of the blue and white crayon into each compartment. Feel free to mix the various shades of blue and white as they will create a cool marble effect when heated. You want to place enough bits so the bottom of the mold is coated.
5. Heat at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the wax is melted into liquid. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
6. Place the cooled tray in the freezer for 10-12 minutes to make removal easier. Take a knife and gently pop the crayon out of the tray.
Your holiday crayon is now ready to be used! Or maybe you want to use it for decorating or for a party! What other shaped crayons do you think would be fun to make?