So far I have had the oven set at 170 (the lowest my oven will go) for about 20 minutes. I checked them at 15 and they weren’t totally melted yet.
I’ll post an update when they’re completed! I hope they turn out well, but if they don’t, I’m not too worried about it. These were just pieces of crayons that had already had lots of love. And really, more than anything it’s something for the short guy and I to do together until his big sister comes home from school.
*Update: My dinosaur took FOREVER. I know this is because I didn’t break mine into little pieces. So the result was it took longer (about 50 minutes), and the back of my dinosaur looked like it had bones and a horn where there were still pieces that hadn’t melted. The front of both looked just right though! Mine is the brownish/red (I used all the dark crayons I was sure the kids wouldn’t want to use).
Now the two creatures are playing with each other and the little guy is occupied because it’s like he has a new toy. Success!
What did you use to make the shapes? Did you melt the crayons and then pour them into molds?
We used this pan:
That I picked up at a second hand store for a few dollars.
It really didn't make that great of muffins, so it was perfect for this.
I broke apart the crayons into small peices & put them into the mold. You can also melt the crayons first in a can inside a pot of boiling water then pour into molds. Just don't use plastic molds of course, it will melt.