A very long time ago (before I was married with kids), I was into crayon melting. What a great way to use old and broken crayons and make them like new again. I used to use candy molds and make all kinds of fun shapes.
This morning my kids and I melted crayons into heart shapes as little gifts to go along with their Valentine cards. My daughter loved taking the wrappers off the crayons and my little guy enjoyed breaking the crayons (I cut what was left). I picked up the crayons for $1.50 for the bag from a thrift store (no need to go new). The silicone heart mold was $3.50 from Walmart. Ideally, I would have got something a little smaller but this was all I could find at Walmart and I didn’t want to look in a lot of different stores. Michaels would probably be a good bet though. Just fill the molds about 3/4 full with broken crayons and put in a 250 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Take the crayon meltings out as soon as they are melted. Let the “new” crayons sit until hardened and then simply pop them out of the mold. Easy and fun! We made 12 fairly large heart crayons.
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