Sunday, January 30, 2011
Car Party Favors - Crayons
Our inspiration for the crayons were based on this post by homemade by Jill. We had both seen it and knew regardless of the theme we would find some candy molds that would work. Since both our boys are in love with cars and motorcycles we found some molds at the all-in-one bakeshop.
There are several methods that we have seen for melting crayons. We ended up trying Jill’s tin can double boiler and also tried melting in the microwave. I would not recommend the microwave. It took a long time to melt it. In fact I think the plastic butter tub we were melting it in got soft faster than the crayons. Stick to the tin can method.
The first batch I made with similar colored crayons, mixing as I melted and I got very solid colored crayons out of it.
In the second batch I experimented. If you don’t mix the crayons as they are melting the resulting crayon looks marbleized.
Also as I would run out of one color of wax I would drip some drops over the empty molds then I would fill the mold with the next batch resulting in some splotchy unique looking crayons.
We thought these crayons were super cute. We didn’t think they could be described as delicious yet FIVE of our guests decided to eat them. Sadly THREE of them were adults.