Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Crayons Tutorial


I had this last minute idea for holiday crayon sets to sell at the Christmas Market last week. They were so fun and easy to make, your toddler can help!

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All you need are some crayons and silicone cupcake trays in any shape you can find. I had gotten the heart shaped one at Target last February and I found the gingerbread man tray at Walmart.


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees while you peel all the wrappers off your crayons. Then break them into 1-2 inch pieces. Distribute them evenly into each mold in your trays. It's up to you how thick you want them. Bake them for 10-12 minutes until crayons are completely melted. Do not stir!


Carefully pull them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. If you're impatient like me, you can pop them into the freezer for a couple of minutes before popping them out of the tray. Be especially careful removing the gingerbread men. I had a few arms and legs break off. It's ok though, you can use a lighter to "glue" them back together and then put them back in the freezer for a bit.


Aren't they adorable?? Your kids will love them!



Want to make some quick stocking stuffers? Just fold a piece of wax paper over a couple of crayons, stitch around the three open sides, and stick a gift tag sticker on it! Pair it with a mini coloring book and you're all set!


I hope you enjoy making these with your little munchkins this holiday season! AJ will be giving these out to all his cousins and friends on Christmas. Hopefully I can get him to write his name on them. He's in the process of learning his alphabet.

13 comments:

  1. Adorable! We love making those too!! I LOVE your cute packaging idea!!!!

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  2. That packaging is adorable. I stocked up on crayons for holiday gifts these year with the same idea.

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  3. what a great idea for little kid gifts. sara and henry will be making these to give to their cousins! they will love it!

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  4. Very cute!!! We made heart ones for Valentine's day and attached a card that said "you color my world!" Your packaging is so so cute, Im going to have to head to Wal Mart to get the gingerbread men tray!!! Thank you for the awesome gift idea!!!

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  5. So cute! Love the way you packed them! I will share it on my FB page :)

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  6. great idea Bonnie!! weve made some round ones before.. but ill have to make some other shapes as gifts :)

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  7. Ok this is awesome Bonnie!! I might have to make these for the little ones in our family!!

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  8. Those are super cute! I see those molds all the time at Goodwill! Think I will pick some up.

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  9. What a fabulous idea! These are so cute :)

    Katy
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  10. I had always wanted to try this but I was afraid it wouldn't work. Now you have proven it does! I hope I can find some fun silicone baking trays. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. Love that idea for class room gifts :) Following you from today's hop - hope you can stop by and return the favor soon - although since you are from Texas you might not like my preference for the Cardinals in today's post :) oh, and PLEASE check out my book that's on sale right now for $0.99 for Kindle through Amazon (shameless plug, I know :) www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a great idea and one I've had my eye on lately... thanks for the tutorial.

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  13. This is so cute! I love the packaging too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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