A’s 2nd birthday party was a success! Yippee!
While I am still writing my blog post about that, in the meantime, I’d like to share with you one of the projects that I did for her party–Star Crayon give-aways!
I gave these out to A’s cousins who were still too young to be given the papier mache horses (takas). Those went to the older kids :).
Anyway, these star crayons are not only very easy to make, but it also cost me nearly zero pesos–next to nothing! Hahaha! I say “nearly” because while I recycled materials that I had lying around the house, syempre I did use up some electricity while in the course of making them so I guess may gastos pa din yon (I still spent something) :). Hahaha!
Here are the things you’ll be needing to make your own Star Crayons:
one deep pot
mini glass jars (the number depends on how many colors you are making)
old crayons/broken crayons
Here are the steps. Easy Peasy.
Step 1: Sort your crayons into like colors and shades. This is not really a super necessary step–only if you decide you want to make a monochromatic crayon. In this case, that’s what I pretty much wanted. I’ve seen other versions, though, where the maker just went wild and mixed so many different colors together! The results are beautiful as well :).
Step 2: After you’ve got your crayons in groups, break them apart and put them into the glass jars. One color group per jar. Again, if you have an extra non-stick muffin or mold pan, you can totally eliminate this step and just sort the crayons straight into the pan itself.
Step 3: Fill your pot with water (up to the level where the crayons in the glass jar are covered, but not high enough for the water to enter the jar) and bring to a boil. Once water starts to bubble, carefully place the glass jars inside, and let the crayons melt.
If you use the non-stick pans, you can do this step in the oven. I think melting the crayons to 325 degrees will do.
Step 4: Once the crayons have all melted, pour them carefully into the molds. You may want to use an oven mitt in this step because the glass jars will be very hot! Also, it’s best to do this project without kids nearby since you are dealing with stuff that can potentially scald or burn.
Step 5: After pouring, stick the mold in the refrigerator to cool for around 20 minutes, or until they harden.
Once the crayons have fully hardened, just pop them out! In this case, maybe because I used a silicone mold, the crayons popped out easily :). In other cases, especially if your pan or mold is not non-stick, you may have to spray some oil or any other agent that will make the crayons slip off with ease.
And here’s the finished product! Voila! Ready to be wrapped :).
Pretty, right? I made them in the party motif colors–yellow, purple, fuschia and orange :).
Here is the little one giving her own set a try…Perfect for little hands!
Hope you have a great weekend, folks!