How To Make Robot Shaped Crayons
This is an easy tutorial for robot shaped crayons only because we were having a robot-themed birthday. It’s really for any kind of shaped crayons – the possibilities are endless. All you need is a few boxes of regular crayons, a silicone mold and an oven.
Step 1: Peel all the wrappers off the crayons. It’s tedious, but put on a movie, grab a glass of wine and get to work.
Step 2: Break the crayons into pieces. For the 1 inch molds we broke each crayon into 3 or 4 pieces.
Step 3: Put broken pieces directly into the silicone mold.
Step 4: Put the mold in an oven or toaster oven set at 350 degrees for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until the wax has melted.
Step 5: Carefully transfer the mold to a shallow dish filled with ice water. Once the wax cools and hardens, pop out the crayons and repeat!
- We were looking for a way to melt the wax to pour into the molds when I suggested just melting the wax IN the mold. It worked perfectly, and all the details on the crayons showed up really well.
- This is the silicone robot mold we used for the crayons. It’s technically for chocolate, but any silicone mold would work for crayons.
- Wax DOES burn, so keep an eye on your crayons and don’t try to rush them by turning the oven up too high.
- If you set your mold on a piece of tin foil (see below) the foil cools almost instantly and it’s easy to transfer to the cold water without tipping or sloshing the wax.
- We only filled the molds about half way – it kept the crayons easy for little hands to grab.
Robot birthday post coming soon!