Hi there! If you receive my email newsletter, you will have noticed I mentioned the blog was going to get Halloween-y this week! I have so many wonderful memories of Halloween from childhood, from decorating cookies, carving pumpkins, making costumes and the day itself. Now that I am a mother myself-I can look back and see all the work my mother put in to making it such a fun time of year!
Today I have a quick, non-yarn related activity that would be perfect for children to help with. Making shaped crayons requires one ingredient (old crayons) and one supply (a silicone mold). Older kids will enjoy picking colors to mix and breaking the crayons into pieces. All children will enjoy the multi-color scribbling once these crayons are done!
This year my daughter is old enough to enjoy some Halloween festivities-and oh boy is she enjoying them! Realistically, I can't have ALL my time dedicated to Halloween themed activities for her, but this project was so quick and easy that I this we will be making crayons for all holidays. We always have plenty of broken crayons to work with!
- Crayons - new, old, whole, broken...anything goes!
- Oven-safe silicone mold (I used a Wilton mold that I found at Michaels. You can also find some on Amazon here)
- Flat baking sheet (highly recommended)
- Glitter (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F
- Pick your colors and break your crayons! Add glitter if desired
- Place silicone mold on baking sheet and place in oven
- Check crayons after 15 minutes-if there are still large lumps wait 5 more minutes. Continue checking every 5 minutes until the crayons are mostly melted.
- Take crayons out of the oven. If desired, you can swirl the melted colors together or add more glitter while the crayons are still hot. Allow to cool and harden, then pop the crayons out of the mold.
- And done! Such a simple craft and enjoyable for many different ages!
And if you are a "crochet-only" hobbiest or have no need for Halloween crayons have no fear! I will be back on Friday with Grids for Kids! Halloween style :)
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