How cute are these crayons?! Every parent has at least 178 broken crayons in the bottom of the craft drawer that their dear child refuses to touch. Only the best for the artist in training! Luckily for you, this craft makes use of those crayon nubbins collecting dust. There are several important keys to making this project successful. The first is to group the crayons by color. Otherwise they will just mix together and turn brown, and that simply will not do! The second key is to let the crayons cool just enough to be the consistency of play dough before sticking the cookie cutters in. Watch and see how we did it below:
– Lots of crayons
– Cookie cutters
– 8×8 baking dish
– Scissors to cut paper off of crayons
– Wax paper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the paper off of the crayon making a vertical slit down the crayon.
Break crayons into smaller pieces, and group by color in the pan.
Make sure not to pile crayons too thick – your cookie cutter needs to get all the way through the melted crayons.
Bake crayons in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Watch closely so crayons don’t burn.
Remove from oven, and let cool at room temperature until they have the consistency of play dough (about 10-20 minutes).
While still in the pan, press cookie cutters all the way through.
Place pan in the freezer for 20 minutes, until completely cooled.
Carefully remove cookie sheet from pan (it should pop right out).
Gently break apart cookie cutter shapes.