DIY Letter Crayons

DIY Letter Crayons

Do you have a bunch of old crayons lying around? This tutorial will show you how recycle them to give them a whole new life! My favorite way to use letter crayons is to spell my kids' names! This is a fun way to learn letters while coloring! 

All you need is a silicone alphabet mold and some old crayons! 

Start by soaking all your crayons in a bowl of warm water. Many old crayon labels will be pretty stuck. The water will help loosen those labels. 

Tear off the labels of each crayon. The amount of crayons you need to peel depends on the size of your mold and how many letters you need to fill. 

Once you have peeled your crayons, break them into small pieces. Each crayon should be broken into 4 or 5 pieces. Fill your mold to the top with crayon pieces. As they melt, they will shrink considerably so you want to make sure the mold is pretty full. 

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Bake your mold for 7-8 minutes. Check to see if the crayons are completely melted. If there are pieces that have not melted, continue to bake them for 2-3 minutes longer. Check them often. 

Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely on a flat surface. Be sure to not overbake them. The oils in the crayons will start to separate, leaving you with crayons that don't color, if you overbake. 

Once they are completely cooled carefully remove them from the mold. Use them to spell words or names and color! These crayons make a great gift for a young kid!

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