I've seen tons of pins on Pinterest about melting crayons and it always seemed like fun. I always wanted to try them, so when I found these cute little silicone heart at WalMart I just had to have them.
The first step in using your oven to melt crayons is to use a silicone tray. They're easy to maneuver, the crayons don't stick to the tray, and you can pop them right out once they cool down.
Next, you need to peel crayons, break them up and mix colors up to create tye-dyed shape crayons.
To get them home, I put them in a baggie very carefully. I didn't quite take into consideration the drive home and that maybe someone would slam on his breaks in front of me, which would cause my bag to fly to the floor, and this would happen...
Some of our crayons had this layer of melted crayon on top that didn't really mix with the other crayon. I think that's the difference in crayon wax. Next time we will stick to one brand of crayon.
Check back after Valentine's Day to see how we will be using these crayons to create our parent gift!
What do you have planned for your class for Valentine's Day?