What I pinned:
My experience: I thought these would be fun Valentine's gifts for the boys to take to their friends. I already had some silicone heart baking trays I bought ages ago. I used them once and haven't pulled them out since, so when I saw this I was excited to get to use them again. We don't have tons of old crayons lying around because I am a thrower-away-er. If its broken and on the floor it gets tossed. So instead I picked up a couple of boxes of crayons from the dollar store. Luke helped me peel and break them until he got bored. It took a lot longer than I expected! I packed each heart full.
|Ready for the oven!|
They had a lot of oil separated on top when they came out of the oven. I let them cool and popped them out of the trays.
|Cooled and popped out|
|Waxy top layer|
|Side view of waxy layer|
|The same heart as above minus the waxy layer|
|The finished project|
Total cost: $3 for 2 boxes of crayons and one cheap knife
Final verdict: I would like to try this with quality crayons and see if I have the same results. I made 36 hearts with 2 boxes of 48 crayons so it could be done in smaller quantity for just a few dollars more. I still think its a cute idea and I saw some really fun color combinations out there on other peoples blogs. I'll be keeping my eye out for fun shaped silicone molds and maybe finding a place to stash those old crayons.