**Or the post in which you realize all my ventures are not successes!**
I thought this fun little craft would be a prefect idea for the kids to help with and possibly even end up as a teacher’s gift.
Mason jars are SO in right now! While it was really easy to make, I will offer a revision or two at the end…so yours doesn’t turn out like mine, ha!
Here’s what you’ll need:
*2 boxes of crayons (I didn’t use the browns, grays, or blacks)
*mason jar (I pictured two thinking I had enough crayons for both but didn’t)
*Waxed wick (found that at Hobby Lobby)
**Preheat oven to 200 degrees.**
Peel your crayons. This is where you’ll want the kids help, because it can take FOREVER!
Also, I separated mine out into colors because I wanted a layered affect for my candle.
Place the wick in the jar and you can glue or tape down the bottom. I didn’t.
Then layer your crayons to your liking.
Here’s area one where I went wrong. Make sure and pack the crayons in so you leave as little open space as possible.
This really isn’t that important if you don’t plan to melt the crayons.
Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until the crayons are pretty melted. Then let cool.
If it’s summer time, just stick your mason jar outside. The kids will LOVE watching the crayons melt.
You can choose to not melt your crayons, in which case skip the baking step.
Here’s why you need to pack the crayons! If not all the layers will melt together and look nasty!
You can also only melt/cool one color or layer at a time if you want to make sure there is no blending.
Because my jar was SO big I probably needed 3 boxes of crayons.
If I were to do this craft again, I think I might just not melt the crayons. I think the raw look is quite cool!
What do you think???