We have a huge bag of crayons that were calling to be used and somewhere I had seen these amazing melted crayon projects. Sunshine was interested and spent several mornings and afternoons cutting crayons into tiny pieces. It was amazing to me how much time he was and is willing to work on these little hearts. He wants to give them away for his birthday goody bags and is determined to make a lot. After making two batches, he is still interested in making them and is quite proud of them. We now have a permanent tray with crayons, pan, scissors, and goggles so he can do the project when ever he has a free moment.
Bake the crayons at 250 degree for 5 minutes. Then, let them cool for 15 minutes. With the silicon pan, it is easy to pop the crayons out. If using, a metal pan, spray with nonstick spray. One thing I did notice is that the pan is small so it is hard to cut the crayons into such small shapes. Next time, I’m going to look for pans with larger openings so it isn’t too hard for Sunshine. I loved to find some fun shapes.