This is such a super easy project. I love crayons. But I found out that I love NAKED crayons even better!! They are so vibrant!
I actually have a thumbnail injury from peeling off so many crayon wrappers. So pace yourself & take breaks as necessary.
Once you have your crayons peeled, grab a large or mini muffin tin. You can create whatever color combos you want. Break up the crayons & fill it to the top. To make "color cookies" (you'll see them later on) just fill up about 1/3 of the muffin tin.
Here's the mini muffin tin. I would recommend not using your muffin tins again to bake edible goodies in. Keep one strictly for messy craftin'. So, this would be a great excuse to head to the thrift store or a yard sale & pick up a used one!
I'm pretty sure I baked my crayons at too hot of a temperature. I am impatient. I baked it at 350degrees. It didn't take long for the crayons to melt. If you cannot keep an eye on your crayons at all times, then lower the temp to about 225 or so & check on it every few minutes. If your pans are not non-stick put a SUPER TINY amount of non-stick spray in the muffin tin.
I pulled out the mini crayon biscuits to show what they looked like "mid-melt".
And here they are all melted! Let them cool for a few minutes.
This is what it will look like as it's setting. Now you can stick it in the freezer to COMPLETELY harden. The cold will also pull the crayons away from the sides of the pan & they'll pop right out!
Here are the finished color cakes.
Pazely tried them out right away! YAY! They work!