Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Making Gifts

Austen and I decided to use up our old crayons by making molded crayons for his little cousins this Christmas.  Here is the mold we used.  It's a Wilson mold in the shape of snowflakes.
 

We unwrapped and broke up the crayons.


We sprayed the mold with a candle release spray that we got at Micheal's Craft Store. Then we filled the mold with the broken pieces and popped the tray in the oven. We left the crayons in the 180 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes.


AH with the mold before it went into the oven.

After cooling for a short time, we just flipped the pan over and out they popped!
Here's our finished product.  I think they look great!
 AH and I packaged the crayons in cellophane bags and tied them with ribbon

 It was a fun, quick and easy project to do on a dreary day!

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love those Christmas crayons, Barbara -- they are beautiful! :-)

Barbara W. said...

Just love it. What a perfect idea.