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Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome to this week’s edition of “Tried It Thursday”. I always find things on the internet that I want to try. Sometimes I actually do the project or idea. Often times I wonder if the directions were a lie and if I’m only destined for failure. In this blog I will show you things I found and if they can be done according to the directions. I’m sure I will fail from time to time but I hope to have more successes than failures.

DIY Crayon Molds

(Original Image)

DIY Crayon Molds Original Image

Ratings:
Difficulty level: Easy
Time Spent: 45 Minutes
Direction Accuracy: 99%
Re-directional Source Data: Flickr
Original Source: Pinterest
Outcome: Success

Where I Went Wrong: I bought the wrong kind of mold. For some reason when I was shopping it never occurred to me to buy an oven safe mold. So I brought home an ice tray instead of an oven safe candy mold. I was still able to make the DIY Crayons but not as directed. Instead of putting the molds in the oven I put paper cups in the oven on a cookie sheet. I then poured the melt wax in to my ice trays. This method works but it doesn’t allow for rainbow like crayons you see in the original image. The wax instead melts and takes on the most dominant color in the mixture.

Where The Directions Went Wrong: NA; though the directions don’t state specifically to use an oven safe mold as there were no directions other than the image above.

DIY Crayon Molds:

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DIY Crayon Molds

The directions for making DIY Crayon Molds are much easier than you would think. The hardest part is actually breaking the crayons. I’m not a fan of cutting things with a knife so I broke my crayons manually. In retrospect in may have been easier to cut them with a knife. Once they were cut I put the directly into paper cups as I did not have an oven safe mold to use. If you have an oven safe mold to use you can put the broken crayons directly into the mold. You will then heat them on 230 degrees for about 15 minutes. You will be able to tell if they need more time if you see chunks of crayon left in the cup or mold. If you used a mold you will remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. If you don’t have a mold and you heated the crayons in cups you will now pour the melted crayons into the mold and allow them to cool. Once they are cooled you can remove the crayons from the mold.

The kids really enjoyed these crayons. The shapes were easier for Emiliablo to hold and Miablo thought the 8 bit hearts crayons were the coolest thing since fried rice. She insists that she is going to take them to school and show them to her friends. She’s excited to tell them that her Mom made them when her friends ask where she got them. She doesn’t think they will believe they are homemade. Once again this DIY presents nicely and the final product is exactly what you would expect.

Quick Tip:

  • Cut the crayons with a knife.
  • If you don’t have an oven safe mold use another oven safe container to melt the wax in.
  • To create a marbled, multicolored, or rainbow look you will need an oven safe mold.
  • Do not microwave; I did and there were sparks.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Tried It Thursday. If you make these DIY Crayon Molds please leave me a comment and let me know if you were successful. I’d love to see some of your all’s pictures of this DIY Crayon Molds so please post a link to your image in my comments. If you would like me to try one of your pins, tutorials, or other DIY projects you can contact me by using my contact form.

3 Comments

  1. lurkingcaro

    Very cool and creative blog!!

    Reply
  2. MakeSomethingMondays

    Super cute!

    Reply
  3. Wordifull Melanie

    Sounds easy 🙂

    Reply

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