Back-to-school plus a drop in the temperature around here has us thinking about all things fall, even though it’s not quite autumn yet. Making leaf-shaped crayons was the perfect way to kick off the season!
First, we dumped out all of our crayons and I asked Travis to help me select the ones in fall colors – browns, oranges, yellows, and reds. This was a nice reminder for him of the upcoming season and what we can expect to see on the trees.
Grown-up step: peel the paper from the crayons. (Note: making a slit with an X-acto knife first helps).
Travis was a big fan of helping to snap the crayons into small pieces!
We filled a leaf-shaped silicone mold (available at craft stores or Amazon) with the small pieces.
Place in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crayons are completely melted. It will help to place your silicone mold in a larger baking dish, so you can easily remove from the oven.
Let cool completely, then pop the crayons from the mold and get drawing!