Jul 192011

Let me start by saying that I don’t consider myself to be a crafty sort of mom. I just don’t have what it takes to pull it off –  as much as I wish I did. I do a lot of scrapbooking, though, and not to toot my own horn,  I think I do a pretty good job at them.  That is pretty much the extent of my crafting abilities, though.  However, as I started planning my boys Lego themed birthday party, which I’m having in August, I realized that I’d either have to shell out a lot of cash for Lego supplies – or just make them myself.  So my first attempt at being crafty was to make Lego shaped crayons that I plan on putting into the kids goody bags.

So, I went onto Ebay and ordered these silicone ice cube trays:

As you can see one tray consists of little Lego bricks and the other are Lego Minifigure shaped (and yes, they are the exact same height as a real Lego Minifigure).  They were only a couple of bucks apiece and compared to buying premade Lego shaped crayons (on Ebay or similar sites), I saved a bundle.

I picked up a bunch of packs of crayons for .24 cents each while I was at Walmart and those are what I used to make the Lego shaped crayons.

Next I spent what felt like forever some time peeling all of them.

After they were all peeled, I broke them into little pieces and filled the molds:

Next I put them into the microwave  (12 minutes for the Minifigures and 15 minutes for the Lego bricks) until all the crayons were melted:

Once the wax was fully melted, I put the trays of melted wax into the fridge for about ten minutes and voila:

Not being the crafty type, I was pretty damn proud of myself and had to share it.  Now, go ahead and leave a comment telling me what a good job I did….

  19 Responses to “How to Make Homemade Crayons”

  1. you did fine (:

  2. Awesome 🙂

  3. Those are freakin’ cute!

  4. How cool is that? I love them!

    Once again you go beyond being a mommy to a super mommy.

  5. These are awesome!!!

  6. Those are adorable and cool as heck. I would have never thought of such a thing

  7. Those look so cute, will have to try finding the lego trays. What type are they? We’ve done hearts and stars before but never these. I think my youngest would love them.

  8. This is a great idea for the tons of broken crayons we have now!

  9. OMG I love this idea!! GREAT job!!

  10. Great job. They look awesome!

  11. Those ice cube trays are to die for! I have to get my hands on those. You did a wonderful job! 🙂

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  12. Very cool idea to use the shape trays!

  13. Good job! I love how easy these are to make and was planning the same thing for Nate’s goody bags!

  14. Those are pretty adorable!

  15. Oh those are cute molds! I have a bunch of random ones from when I made soap (same idea, BTW)

  16. Awesome…so cute!

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  17. These are fantastic! I would have never even thought there were molds were you would make different types of Crayons. My son would flip over these!

  18. Those are awesome!