we had fun separating colours into little bowls. i loved how the skin tones and gold came out in the end. next time i want to try primary colour mixing…like blue and yellow to make green when you draw. and red and blue to make purple…an so on. you could also do these to fit a holiday or theme. for instance, if you want to make these for a st. patties day celebration, take out just the green toned crayons and find a shamrock mold and save the other colors for another time. oh ideas. oh the babbletron.
then place the molds in a pre-heated 250 degree (F) oven for 5-10 minutes…….peeking in on them every so often. depending on the quality of the crayons, some melt faster or waaaay slower. also, place tin foil down on a baking sheet under the molds, in case there are any spills. melted wax is absolutely no fun to clean out of the oven or smell for days after. believe me, i learned the hard way. oof.
once the crayons are completely melted, pull the molds out of the oven and allow them to cool completely. takes about 15 minz. careful, silicone trays are wobbly. you don’t want to spill or burn yourself with hot wax. or do you?
run the bottoms of each mold under hot water, to help soften up the silicone tray and help separate the crayons from the bottom of the mold. then push the molds from the bottom and pop out each crayon. note: don’t use too complicated of a shape or they might break when you pop them out.