Thursday, 9 February 2012

Wax crayon fun tutorial.......






All my blog posts seem to be for the kids this week. With half term holidays coming up I have a quick little craft you can do with them.
Making your own shaped crayons are all over the net at the mo, pintrest, blogs, and I thought it was time for us to give it a go.

All you need are some wax crayons ( which any house with little peeps will have, try and gather up all the broken pieces)......as many colours as you like.



Ask the kiddies to take off the paper wrapping.

Then we used a child friendly knife ( which worked to a certain extent )....you will have to find a sharp knife to finish off ( adult only of course! )...and cut up the crayons into small chunks. The kids can snap some of the crayons themselves.





Then finding a cake tin, or like us, use some silicone moulds and fill with the shards of wax crayons. Even using all the fine flaky stuff......
My bumblebee's wanted multi coloured crayons, but you could experiment with different tones....pinks, reds, and then add something like a green to them.....





Oooh top tip, try not to use many/if at all browns or blacks if you want fun colours, as they tend to take over......and no-one wants a sludgy brown crayon!


Pop into an oven for about 15mins on gas 5/190 c................
Open a window when taking them out of the oven......let cool, then pop out of the mould/tin.........





A fab way of using all those wayward crayons.....
have fun!

13 comments:

  1. love the colours! what a lovely idea! and fun!
    your girls are sooooooo cute xx

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  2. What a great idea!
    Think I'll go and raid some old boxes where I know there are some old crayons and recycle them for the grandchildren.
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. We used to make these with my mum when I was a kid. So much fun and you've brought back some great memories.

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  4. I'm thinking I migt just make some for me, and have my own little collection of multi coloured crayons........for all my scribbles! x Thank you for your words all xxxxxx

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  5. What a brilliant idea! i love the last photo of two beautiful and happy girlies...so sweet
    love jooles x

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  6. Oh brill idea, must tell my daughter for all the bits of wax crayon the boys have,thanks for sharing Nattie.Love Jill xx

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  7. I love these! Would you believe my mom made these for my brother and me in the 70's!! (she's the sweetest). Of course i then made some for my daughter when she was in preschool - now she's 15! But her little brother (6) is still using them :) Your daughters look delighted and I'm sure they will remember them always. Lovely photos! xo Karen

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  8. lovely idea. shall have to do this with my little girl, she'd love it.

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  9. Brilliant idea for not wasting all those bits an bobs you end up with! I have been partnered with you for LissyLou's Vintage Easter Swap and thought I'd pop over to say hello!

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  10. Love this idea....I always throw them away not any more.....what a cute little muffin!

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  11. This is such a fab idea! Def keeping it in mind for when my little boy is older :o) Scarlett x

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  12. Oh I am dying to try this! Lovely blog by the way.

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