If you’re one of my friends on Facebook, you’ve probably seen my solicitation for your kids’ broken crayons. Yes, I always have something crafty up my sleeve!
My Catholic Daughters group has challenged themselves to put together a dinner where they create less waste, re-use, and recycle. I was responsible for creating a kid’s gift basket filled with upcycled/recycled items for auction. I had a few ideas, including a crayon roll and recycled crayons. I’ve made heart-shaped crayons before using Mya’s broken crayons and a silicone mold. But it stained my mold and it was quite unusable for any other purpose. So as usual, I went etsy surfing for another alternative and came across these adorable cupcake crayons.
It was right up my alley.
After a short bit of research I found the molds and went to two local cake decorating stores to find it. Luckily, it was at the second one — in TWO sizes! So I got one of each size and decided to go with the smaller one (about 1-inch in diameter) for the crayons. The mold is made by Concepts in Candy if you’re looking for one.
The process was just like making molded chocolate candy. Melt the crayons, pour in the mold, freeze it (to speed up the process), pop the crayons out once cooled, and adhere together using melted crayon. Easy as that. Make sure you cover your surfaces unless you want melted crayons all over the place!