With March break next week and no real plans to head anywhere, this is the perfect craft to have my kids help with. I think they are super cute and the younger boys can do some colouring with crayons they made themselves. Not to mention that having 5 kids means I have a ton of broken, missing and pieces of crayons everywhere so why not teach them to reuse and recycle at the same time. Trolls, the movie, also happens to be one we have literally watched about 50 times in the last month as they love it so much.
- Crayons crayons
- Several empty and clean soup cans (1 for each colour works best)
- Trolls Jell-O mold
- Craft sticks for stirring
- Hot pad
- Score the crayon wrapper carefully with a knife and peel it off.
- Break 2-4 of the same colour crayons in several pieces and place into a clean empty soup can.
- Place your soup can into a small shallow saucepan of boiling water.
- Once the crayon has started to melt, stir with a craft stick until fully melted (this doesn’t take long).
- Carefully remove the can with a heating pad and carefully pour a little of the melted crayon into each Trolls mold.
- Place your mold in the fridge or freezer while your preparing your next color and repeat steps 1-6 until the molds are filled about half or 3/4 way.
- Place mold back in the freezer for about 30 minutes, carefully stretch out the sides of the mold and pop your crayons out.
The great thing about this craft is that you can literally use any molds for any shapes you wish. I have several different ones that the kids would love and since I have tons of broken pieces of crayons around, we will more than likely be trying again with different shapes. I love that they are big too and easy for little hands to use. A simple but fun way to reuse your old crayons and make them into new, fun trolls shapes for the kids to enjoy.
How will you be spending March Break with your kids?
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