Whoa! Check out our new pencil case friends!
Today we are showing you how to turn your crayons into these little monsters...
All you will need is some crayons, some cans of pop cut in half and a chocolate or silicone mold.
Crayola crayons are the best for this project as there is less plastic in them, making them easier to melt. Other kinds will be fine, just bake a little longer.
You will need the tin cans to melt the crayons in as you don't want the wax to go everywhere! You can cut these open using a sharp kitchen knife, but be careful and take your time. It is metal and it is sharp!!
Finally, you can use any type of silicone mould for this project. We used this chocolate monster mould by Silikomart as it is super cool. You can also customize this project and make creatures out of anything you want by moulding clay or fun objects with Siligum. Awesome!
First up, pick out the colours you are going to make your crayons out of. You can batch them to get solid colours or you can go wild and bunch crazy colours together. Then take off their wrappers. Believe it or not, this is the most time consuming part so do it before putting your oven on! Then snap them into 4-5 pieces and pop them into your cans. I've put my yellows, greens and reds together and I'm mixing my purples with white so they are a little brighter. You will need about 2-3 crayons for each mold depending on how deep they are.
When you are ready, place your cans onto a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 160 degrees celsius. They will only need about 2-3 minutes to melt completely.
Once done, stir the wax in each pot using a wooden drink stick to make each a solid colour or if you are making them crazy, leave them be. Next you want to pick them up and pour them into your molds. If the cans are too hot for you, be sure to use pliers to do this. You need to move quickly here because if the wax cools too much it will not pour out. Stick them back into the oven for a few seconds if this happens. Make sure you fill the molds so they are brimming as they will shrink down a little when cooling. Better too much than too little :)
Leave them to cool for 15 minutes and pop them out!
Look at this guy... isn't he just perfect?!
And check out his friends!
Our pencil case is going to be the best in town now.
They also make cracking gifts and decorations on cards. Practical and versatile; our mother will be proud! We hope you enjoyed making your own little monsters. We'd love to hear how they turned out and how you're going to use them :)