I had the idea for these from here, but knew that making them as individual colours would bore the children and be messy and time-consuming, not to mention a bit dangerous with molten wax sloshing round! So I tweaked the idea a little bit and here is how to do it:
- Collect together old and broken wax crayons (or buy a big box from the pound shop!!)
- Let the children peel the paper off them (normally forbidden!!!!)
- Snap them into lots of little pieces (also normally forbidden!!)
- Get out an old bun tin and wipe round the indents with a kitchen tissue with a tiny amount of oil on.
- Share the broken crayons out amongst the indents, trying to get a good mix of colours in each one.
- Pop the tray into an oven at 150 degrees C.
- Keep a close eye..... the crayons take only minutes to melt.
- Once melted take them out and put on a heat proof level surface to cool and set.
- Once the tray is cool, further harden them in the fridge.
- Turn the tin over on a table and pop them out.
- Watch the children's amazed faces!!
They look a bit grim from the top whilst they are in the bun tin, as the colours mix into a browny film, but underneath they are magical!!!!