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Monday, June 2, 2014

How to Make LEGO Crayons

For my 5 year old’s birthday party, the LEGO theme was so fun to do! There were so many ways to tie it in, and I did a lot of adapting so that it would work for the 4-5 year olds we were expecting. Coloring was definitely on our docket, so I thought it would be fun to make LEGO crayons…DIY Lego Crayons @ whatilivefor.net Didn’t they turn out so cute?!

I found the molds on amazon.com, and here’s how I made them (with thanks to Skip to my Lou for the know-how!):
  • Gather your molds and old/broken crayons (or if your 6 year old accidently threw them all away, a few boxes of new ones…)DIY Lego Crayons @ whatilivefor.net
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees (F)
  • Peel all of the paper off of the crayons. If the paper won’t come off, use a box cutter to carefully slit along the paper and they should come off easier. Kids love to help on this part!
  • Break the crayons into small pieces. For my LEGO men, each man took one crayon. You want the pieces small enough so when they melt, they melt into the mold and not everywhere else. DIY Lego Crayons @ whatilivefor.net
  • Place a sheet of foil over a cookie sheet and lay your mold on top of that. Bake for 5-10 minutes, checking on your crayons. Mine needed a minute or two more before they were fully melted.
  • Remove from oven. If there is a waxy film on top, use a toothpick to stir them. DIY Lego Crayons @ whatilivefor.net
  • Let cool, then put in the freezer for 20ish minutes.
  • Pull them out of the freezer, move the mold back and forth to loosen them, and your crayons should pop right out! DIY Lego Crayons @ whatilivefor.net
I’ll be linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Share It Saturday, The Mommy Club, We Made That Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Fine Craft Guild,

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT! I have to try this for my daughter's little friend! He LOVES Lego! Thank you for posting another wonderful idea! :) All the best :) Heather