Easter is one of those holidays that is all about candy, but this fun tip for how to melt crayons will give you an even better treat. Your very own Easter Bunny crayons! You know when Easter is coming because of all the chocolate bunnies suddenly on the store shelves. If you don’t want to fill all your Easter Eggs with chocolate, then you’ll want to check out this easy melted crayon craft on how to make Easter Bunny Crayons.
How To Melt Crayons To Make An Easter Bunny Crayon Craft
I love this simple tutorial for how to melt crayons to make your own unique crayons. While we are using this as a fun way to make an Easter Bunny crayon craft to go into baskets, you could use the same technique for any holiday with any mold.
I found the Easter Bunny Silicone mold at my local Michael’s and used a 40% off coupon to buy it. You could easily use any Easter themed mold for this craft, or as I mentioned above, use this tutorial for how to melt crayon to make them for any holiday or season.
Just make sure you pick a mold that will create crayons small enough to fit in your Easter Eggs. (Helpful Hint: Be sure to get the silicone molds and not the plastic candy molds. The silicone molds can go in the oven.)
Next step, peel the wrappers off of the crayons. This is the longest and most tedious part. Then break up your crayons into small pieces that fit inside the mold. We broke each crayon into about 5 small pieces.
This was my preschooler’s favorite part! It’s so simple even she could learn how to melt crayons. She loved breaking the crayons up. Removing the wrappers was a little hard for her, so that was my job.
While you are doing this, preheat your oven to about 300 degrees.
Place the crayons pieces in the bunny molds. You can get creative and make each crayon a rainbow of color, or two complementary colors, or just one color. It is entirely up to you! I filled each mold with the pieces from one whole crayon, so they were all one color. However my crayons ended up a little thin and breakable. I suggest using 1 1/2 to 2 crayons worth of pieces in each mold to make them really solid crayons.
Place the silicone mold filled with crayon pieces on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.
Let the crayons melt for about 10 minutes, checking frequently. The melting time will vary based on how many crayons you use.
Once the crayons are melted, pull out the baking sheet and let it cool completely. It doesn’t take long for them to cool, about 15 to 30 minutes.
To remove the crayons, gently press on the mold around each crayon and then pop them out.
Your kids can start coloring right away! Or save them for your Easter eggs. They fit perfectly in the regular size eggs you can get at Target or the Dollar Store.
You can use this tutorial for how to melt crayons any other size or shape silicone mold. You can also use regular everyday broken crayons (my toddler certainly breaks crayons every day). So get creative and start making crayons.
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