First, preheat the oven to 275 degrees, I found that this temperature works best (at least with my oven). Second, generously spray vegetable or canola oil over the molds/muffin tin. I used both valentine heart molds and a regular muffin tin. The valentine heart mold is rubber and the crayons inside took a big longer to melt.
I also sorted out the crayon ends by color to ensure even distribution of colors in each mold. Place crayon ends up to half way in the mold or 75% in the muffin tin.
|crayon ends sorted by color|
|Crayon ends in the heart mold|
|I use the toothpick to swirl the colors around|
After resting, the melted wax will harden and will be ready to be removed. I pulled them out of the molds (the muffin tins required a sharp object to help with removal) and wiped the oil off the crayons.
|The recycled crayons from the muffin tin|
If you have lots of crayon ends at home, you can do this simple activity with your child! It's easy and kids can help out throughout the process.
|The completed heart crayons|