|peeled crayons, skewers & towel|
|mason jars for melting|
now to pour them:
your glasses or cans will be extremely hot!!! you will need one hand towel to pick your glass/can up and one to wipe the bottom dry so on water drips into your melted crayons. carefully hold the glass with your towel and pour the melted wax into each mold.
|pour in your mold carefully, see i did pretty good, one little drop was all the mess i made. this was from a soap mold|
your best bet is to put them in the fridge especially if you need them soon. the deeper the molds the longer it takes to cool off (you people are smart so i really didn't have to tell you that did i?). my ice cube molds just took probably about 20 minutes. the soap molds took an hour or more. you really want to make sure they are cool enough that when you plop them out they don't change shape if you touch them. they will be soft if you don't allow enough cooling time.
plopping them out:
if they are done you can just turn over your molds (soap ones) and they just fall out! it's that easy! if you have the silicone molds all you have to do is gently push the middle of the mold and they fall out too! easy-peasy, it's so simple! then admire your stuff and give to your special kiddo to start being a color book artist. :) mine turned out so good i don't want anyone to use them. :)
|when you have two different shades of a color this is what happens. it's a nice little special touch too. the red did this and the orange too. the darker colors like the blues and purples didn't have this much of an effect.|
|tiki heads from a silicone mold. the white one is just a left over of the extra wax i had left, it's white/grey/black and a tiny bit of purple. the underside is neat, i should have taken a pic of that too. oops :)|
|my first batch, i loved them so much, they turned out GREAT!!!|
|full batch: blue and white boats, yellow and peach cars, grey and orange planes, red and black rockets, green and purple trains. see why i don't want to give them away?!? this is what i'm giving the 2yr complete with a color book and a night light :)|