Monday, February 13, 2012

Melting Crayons

When I was younger, I loved melting crayons with my dad into different shapes.
So I searched around my apartment for neglected crayons to melt down into a fun shape so that I would want to use them more!

I took a silicone mold and began melting different colored crayons together...

to make the most epic crayon ever!

I was so excited to try it out that I covered my floor with a roll of giant paper so that I can doodle all over.

The most colorful hello ever!

72 comments:

jeni said...

LOVE THIS. we all need to be kids more ofte.

wonderchris said...

Fun project! Crayons RULE! :D

Francine said...

haha this is awesome. I need to get some crayons. Is it weird that I miss the way they smell?

Elin said...

Never knew you could melt crayons! Pretty awesome though :) And I love how the colors all run through another when you use your handmade crayon!

Jenna said...

you never cease to amaze me!

Roofeyo said...

I LOVE IT!!! How do you do it?

ellie said...

I've been meaning to do this for a while now! Need to get my hands on some crayons!

maria said...

This is what I thought of when I saw 'melting crayons'.

emmesyys said...

Would be nice to know how do you actually melt them? And put them there to make it that shape? I'd love to try do that myself as well! You know you'er so inspiring person. Well you probably already heard that a couple of times but... Here I am still letting you know that.

Jill said...

i thought this is what you did.
http://tiny.cc/t7qye
looks like something up your alley!

Pernille said...

Funny! Never thought you could do it with crayons. When I was a kid, we always did it with candles.

Lo said...

I used to melt crayons onto paper that i had lade onto an electric skillet. I probably could have caused a fire, but i made it work and i loved it. One of my fondest memories.

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Mrs.Hopper said...

How funny this looks! I can't wait to try it and doodle everywhere

Jessica Snellings said...

I used to do this as well..but somehow your crayon looks more artistic than mine ever did haha

Danielle Case said...

Love this! I am inspired now!

Renee! said...

Love it! Looks like you had fun!
Renee
xoxo

Anonymous said...

We just made these the other wrapped them with yarn and then hot glued it to a heart card that had sweet notes and left them around the mall for valentines day

Ireniiiii said...

Katie,
I think you are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

=)
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Kelli Anderson said...

i need your apartment, katie. i NEED it.

Carrie @ 20-Something Homemaker said...

You never run out of ideas! It's unreal.

LOVING all the color on your floor, walls, doorways... Pretty much everywhere :)

Liesha said...

great idea! you're so awesome!

Brown Paper Packages said...

I remember making crazy melted crayon patterns on black paper with an iron and wax paper... too much fun and oh so therapeutic!!

Erica said...

I have never done this before, but I have always wanted to. This is going on my life list right now. Thank you for the inspiration!

Shannon said...

Amazing!!! Love this idea and love the star crayon you created.

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mac centeno said...

great idea!

Rachel J said...

Amazing!

thisiswhati'dwear said...

GORGEOUS idea!! Never knew you could do this :) So pretty



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Dina Thanki said...

.I love the smell of melted crayons, yes im wierd but you are right, that is deffinately the most epic crayon ever! Love the hello doodle too!

tinajo said...

Wonderful idea! :-)

rosia_lady said...

interesting...you have brilliant ideas

Kate said...

Such a cute idea! How did you melt the crayons?
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Pauliina said...

Just fabulous! Such a
Great Happy Colorful Idea!

Loes said...

haha! so lovely and colorful :)

Pieni Lintu said...

Such a fun idea! I have to test this too!!

Sharon said...

Lovely!

So pretty ^^



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Lolita said...

I used to do the same !
It's sych a good idea !

ina m. said...

gosh, how i love your blog. it never fails to put a smile on my face. :)

C.A.R. said...

ahh! you have no idea how much i want to hug you right now!
i'm doing this as soon as i get home from vacation!

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Mariana said...

Cute, cute, cute!
Definitely going to make this!!

Katherine said...

I love it!!!! I used to always beg my mom if I could melt our crayons into candles. She wouldn't let me do it :(
What I like the most about your new crayon is that it is in the shape of a star! I am obsessed with stars.
Anyhow, keep posting!! I love your blog.

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K said...

That's so cool! Those would make really great customized presents for people :D

xo
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Vanessa {vanillaandroseblog.com} said...

I've always loved this idea! The results are always so much fun!

Serene said...

Wow, that looks like it was tons of fun. When I was a kid, my friends and I used to melt crayons into bottle caps that we used in a sidewalk game of scully. Thanks for bringing back great childhood memories.

Anonymous said...

I WANNA MERRY YOU, KATIE! <3<3<3

annemie said...

Looks like fun
:)

Ría said...

I love the hello!

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dakota said...

So fun!! I love your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Your crayons looks so new btw! haha!! so pretty!!

Zoё said...

This is such a great idea! I always have old crayons lying around, amazing use for them.

Ry said...

Melting crayons is one of my most favorite things to do. Love love love.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, brilliant! I love it. I want to make one of my own!

wuznotbornyesterday said...

In the 60's I used my old crayons that were broken to make candles with paraffin. I melted the old candles or whatever source I had in a clean can over a torch, holding it with pliers. (Yeah, I know today everyone would ban me for being unsafe, but I was safe, knowing it could burn me if I spilled it.)
I would pour it into a mold, such as another can or glass dish. Then I would drop pieces of crayon into it or shavings as it was cooling down. If I wanted a colored candle I would just melt the crayons directly into the candle wax while over the heat and stir with a stick. The confetti ones in clear paraffin were my favorites. I would stick a wick in while it was still hot and tie it to a pencil over the can. When it cooled I just removed it by heating the outside of the can a little by hot water and it slid right out.
Nothing professional, but it was just my craft to do when an early teen with things we had around the house. I didn't have any money to spend so I used what I had.
I also melted them together into a larger crayon like the star shown here. I'm waiting for my grandkids to grow up another year or two and I'll make some of these for when they come to visit. I have a whole large bucket full of broken crayons I saved from my kids.

wuznotbornyesterday said...

The Crayola crayons are the best for pigment. Cheapo ones are terrible.

VogueVillain said...

Brilliant! How creative! :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

WOW! love this last photo!! soo colorful!!!

IONA said...

this is awesome! you have the best ideas!

Caitie said...

Hello! Hehe this is so cute :) as usual!

Anonymous said...

You're my poet of the everyday... Thanks a lot !
typhaine (from france)

It's Jen or Jenni said...

this is so beautiful!

btw, can you do a room tour? I love your room, it looks so colourful and your pics/posts always make me happy!

xoxo Jen

Estella said...

I love your blog! I follow you! Wanna follow me back??

xoxox

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Julia said...

wow, thats so great, i love the idea.!!! its definetely lots of fun to paint with such a colorful, star-shaped crayon :)

chachamisu said...

I wonder how could you never run cool out ideas like this, super!

Kori said...

I did this as a kid with muffin tins - we called them "scribble cookies."

pailin allard said...

lovely ♥

daria. said...

this is something i like.

daria, from germany.
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vanessa (the gal) said...

i ADORE this!!! the colors are amazing! great DIY!

xo, vanessa (the gal)

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Lil Muse Lily said...

Hi Katie! I'm new to your blog and I just want to let you know that I truly enjoy it here. It is so very inspiring!
I love this melting of the crayons idea and will have to execute it with my 2 year old. Thanks!

melifaif said...

No doubt THEE best one ever. I adore your COLORFUL ways....I have always loved color, but never so bold as to decorate with it in my home. Geesh....I am boring. And not quite as awesome. :(

You have inspired me to do this with my kiddo. thanks.

Anonymous said...

my roommate and i are making melted crayon art soon, too, and i felt so sad tossing out the crayon scraps that i just stuck them in a frame. inspired by you! now we have a fun little reminder of spring in nyc. thank you!:

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzywxyAgmT1rpg096o1_r3_400.jpg

Kristyn said...

I love this idea and have been thinking about doing this for awhile! Thanks for the fun inspiration!

Nathan E. said...

Whoa... This is just little epic...

D-mar said...

Hey!! Love this idea!!! I will definitely do it with my cousins!! Or just me :)