Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas from Mrs. Wheeler!



I made these fun holiday crayons as one of my gifts to my students for Christmas.  The job was tedious, but thanks to my husband, it went much faster than it could have.

Directions:
-Purchase silicone baking pans with holiday shapes (Target has them for $2.50 each).
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Sort crayons by color and remove the paper using an exacto knife or razor blade.
-Break the crayons into small pieces and place into ungreased molds (silicone pan).  You can put as many or as few as you want.  I put a ton and so I have huge crayons! LOL! Next time, I won't put as many...
-I recommend placing the silicone on a baking sheet, because for some reason my candy canes leaked through the bottom and onto my oven floor.  Maybe because they are narrow? Who knows.
-Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.  Keep a close watch on them.
-Let cool in pan for 1 hour or longer.
-Crayons will pop right out when cool.

*I am giving each student one crayon and some paper as part of their Christmas gift.

5 comments:

Mrs. Malchow said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just made these with my own children. Lots of fun, totally easy, just a bit time consuming.

KJ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! Only I have no used bits of old crayons because I got rid of them last spring. :(

S. Parker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! I love reusing things. We are using glass jars and covering them with tissue paper. Put a tea light and now we have a lantern. These will be our parent gifts.

Dana Greenleaf said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Go to a restaurant (Pizza Hut?) that gives crayons to kids. Have them save their already opened/cannot be used again crayons. A mom brought me a huge bag...

Amanda Buxton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Soak your crayons in water and the paper will come right off! I am going to try this activity! Thanks for sharing!

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