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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lego Man Crayons


These were the crayons that I made for the lego party.   I bought the silicone mold at lego.com and then collected up all the worn down and broken crayons in the house.   I slit a line down each crayon with paper and then peeled the paper off.   I broke all the crayons into small pieces and then put them in the mold to bake for about 15 minutes on 250.

TIPS:  my first batch didn't go so well because I wasn't using enough crayon.   You want to almost fill the mold so that you can push the crayon out from the backside.  When you take them out of the oven, put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then you can get them out of the mold easier...without snapping their heads off.  Also, the darker color crayons are OK if you only use one with lighter colors.   If you use several darker colors together, they pretty much melt together and look black when they are re-hardened into new crayons. 

3 comments:

  1. So neat! What a great way to use up them broken crayons. If I was still a kid I would be excited to get this as a party favor :) TFS

    Hugs, Sheena

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  2. This is the annual 2nd grade fundraiser at my dd's elementary school. They collect the broken crayons from kindergarten classes, sort by color, and mold into shapes (dinosaurs, sea shells) and sell them by the baggie full. I love your lego men :)

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  3. This is such a fun idea! Love it!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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