|Homemade Snowflake Crayons|
I actually did this with the John one year for Valentine's due to a happy accident. I bought those silicone heart shaped muffin holders from Christmas Tree Shop and tried to make muffins for Valentine's morning and they didn't work at all! Batter was dripping down the sides and all over our oven. Very bad burning smell resulted with no muffins. :( So now I only use my regular muffin tins for cupcakes and muffins and use silicon ones for crayon making.
Here's what you need for this fun craft:
Broken Crayons in whatever color you desire
Silicone Baking Tray (we got our's in the dollar section at Target)
First, have your child go through the crayons and decide what colors they'd like to make into snowflakes, while they do this preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure to take all the paper off the crayons. Next fill the muffin pan with the crayons:
|John selecting his crayons|
Bake the crayons in the oven so they melt at 250 for 15 minutes. Take them out and let them cool.
Once they've cooled you can pop them out of the silicon pan. Ta-Da, snowflake crayons ready to draw with or package up and give to little friends as gifts.