Can you believe that Davis will be turning two on Friday? Just the other day a friend of mine gave birth to a baby boy and because it was so close to Davis’s birthday all of the feelings and emotions of that day came flooding back to me. So, as I am preparing for a two year olds birthday I want to capture some of what inspires that little guy. He is having a tractor themed birthday because he loves them so much! I really am one of those people who despises birthday party favors unless it is something homemade or something we can put to use. Following the theme of what Davis loves, I decided to create a few tractor shaped crayons for his friends. If you have ever wondered how to make your own crayon shapes it really is simple and fun! If your kids are a little older they may even be able to help you.
What you need:
- Several old crayons with papers removed
- Several paper cups
- 1 baking sheet
- Cooking spray
- Several toothpicks (for stirring)
- Candy mold of shape of choice (plastic, metal or silicone)
- First you will want to gather all of your crayons together and divide them into color groups. If you would prefer a more swirled look you could mix your colors.
- Break the crayons in half and place them in a paper cup by color grouping (we used about 6 crayons per cup)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
- Place the cups of crayons onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 10 minutes (check and stir after 5 minutes)
- Lightly spray your candy molds with cooking spray so that the colors do not stick and they slide out easily
- Pour your melted crayons into the candy molds and let sit until completely cool. You can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Plan on about 30 minutes.
- Turn your candy molds upside down and the finished crayons should fall right out. If not simply tap them or use a butter knife along the sides. We used a plastic candy mold and they fell out when turned over.