DIY : Crayon cakes!

I love making things for my niece and nephews, so when a big box of broken crayons appeared on my local Freecycle group I excitedly set about making them a big batch of crayon cakes! They are such good fun to make and you can recycle all those broken bits of odd crayons that might not otherwise get used. Follow my simple DIY below to make your own!

Little hands make ... crayon cakes!

You will need an assortment of broken crayons and either a silicone mould or some paper cake cases.

Little hands make ... crayon cakes!The first step is to peel all the paper wrapping off the crayons, your little ones can certainly help with this! Then break the crayons into small pieces.

Little hands make ... crayon cakes!Now you can fill your mould or your cake cases. Put as many into the mould as you can fit because as the crayons melt all those gaps will soon be filled. I tried out some cake cases too and the fluted edges make for really pretty crayons!

Little hands make ... crayon cakes!

Pop your mould or cases onto a baking tray and into the oven for about ten to fifteen minutes on Gas mark 1 / 275 Fahrenheit / 150 Celsius until the crayons have all melted. Keep an eye on them because some will melt much faster than others. When they are done, take them out of the oven, taking care not to spill the hot wax. Leave them to cool and when completely hard pop them out of the mould or peel off the cases.

Little hands make ... crayon cakes!

Happy colouring with your little ones and their brand new crayons!

If you fancy trying out my DIY you can buy some useful supplies from Amazon. If you purchase anything through the links in my post you are helping to support my blog as I get a small referral fee from Amazon. Thank you!

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