I have been inspired by all of the crayon melting art that Laura Lopez has been posting on NMATA‘s Facebook page. We have a bunch of broken crayons that I have been saving to melt into a new project. Our first project was to make new crayons. I went to Michaels and bought a few plastic molds for chocolate. I pulled the paper off of the old crayons, melted them in the microwave, and poured them into the molds.
Of course, I should have listened to the advice of the websites galore, to use a paper cup rather than a plastic cup to melt the crayons. Live and learn!
Still very useable! I just had quite a mess to clean up!
Next project to try: painting with the liquid crayon!
Helpful links that I used:http://www.makeandtakes.com/recycled-chunky-crayons http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/06/27/making-crayons-using-molds-craft-camp/