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Recycled Crayon Party Favors

Recycled Crayon Party Favors

It is full on party count down at my house. Penelope will be ONE on November 11th. INSANE.

I have been practicing baking for months and have slowly started making all the party decorations including these Recycled Crayon Party Favors. I figured I could wait till after her party and do one ginormous birthday blog post or post as I go along.
Recycled Crayon Party Favors

First, take the paper off all the crayons. This part is a BITCH. Half way through, I started using an utility knife to cut a slit down the crayon and open them that way. Much easier, but still pretty annoying.

Then if you are a bit OCD like me, line them up in a pretty color combination and admire your hard work.

Recycled Crayon Party Favors

Then break them up into pieces and drop them into your mold. I used a flower shaped cupcake pan that I bought at Pampered Chef party years ago. The crayon does not come out! So whatever you use, you will be regulating the pan’s future only to crayon making. There are all kinds of cheap plastic molds you can get at the craft store instead.

I did three color combos; red, oranges and yellows, then blues and greens, and lastly blues and purples.

Recycled Crayon Party Favors

You bake them in the oven at 275 for about 10 minutes. But just watch them, the second they are all melted take them out to start cooling. The more they melt in the oven, the less the color swirls will be. And do not mix them with a stick while in the oven, it makes the swirls less as well (learned from experience, trust me).

Here is another tutorial on how do this a slightly different way.

It’s a great way to make use ofย  old, broken crayons. For the sake of full disclosure, I used half old, broken crayons and half new crayons that I scored at Target for $1.

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  • Ali
    October 6, 2010 at 1:57 AM

    I have been making these this week too! Except I didn't think to use a cute shape pan, so ours are in a cupcake w/ ridges shape ๐Ÿ™‚ Definetely not as cute as the flowers! Agree that the paper peeling is a b*itch. I, too, started out just peeling, then turned to the knife for splitting, then got smart and asked my 13yo nephew to peel them one night while he was watching a football game. He was the kind of child that would not use a crayon if it had paper on it so he has had lots of practice and didn't mind at all. Worked out great!

  • Maureen
    October 6, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    This is adorable and so are you for already prepping for P's first birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Crunchy Diva
    October 6, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    what a great way to reuse crayons. i'll have to do this for little gifts for little ones i'll have to buy for this christmas.

  • Vanessa D.
    October 7, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing….

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  • Party Favors
    October 28, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Thanks for spreading such valuable informations and what a great way to reuse crayons.This would really best way,i fully impressed on your post.
    Party Favors