Imagine my surprise when I was perusing Pinterest one day and discovered that people were melting crayons in ovens and hot cars on purpose! I immediately knew that it would be one of the summer projects I did with Little Man.
Side note... This website (www.cometogetherkids.com) has lots of really cool crafts and activities for kids. You should check it out!
Little Man and I removed the paper from all of his broken and unwanted crayons. This took some time and was tedious. I am glad that we ended up with plenty of extras for future projects.
I gave Little Man the choice of mixing the colors, or just making solid-colored stars. He wanted to mix the colors, so that's what we did. We broke the crayons up into small pieces, and placed them in the mold.
I sat the mold on the back porch, in a couple of hours the crayons were completely melted.
I brought the tray in and popped it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Except for a couple of the points, the stars popped out of the tray with ease and without breaking.
The tray cannot be used again for food purposes, but I am ok with that. It was only a dollar after all!
Little Man was amazed when he started coloring and could lay down more than one color with just one stroke of his amazing multicolored crayons.