Friday, September 28, 2012

How to make your own crayon shapes

I've been getting in to the whole arts and crafts thing a lot more lately as Tricks has shown he's quite a crafty little bugger. By that I mean he likes to scribble with crayons, make splodges with paint and stick things with glue. General toddler stuff here, as much as his grandparents think otherwise, he ain't no prodigy.

He has fun, does all that fine motor whatsits at the same time and I get some time in the day that isn't filled with car, truck and train noises. Win, win!

When I was mid-giant clean out and desperate for another form of procrastination project, I found a stack of left over crayons I'd used for an earlier crayon art project and decided to get busy and create Lego Crayons!

Tricky loves them but right now he prefers to play with them rather than draw and gets a bit cranky that they don't stack like normal Lego blocks.

I used Crayola crayons for this lot and cheaper crayons for a second batch I made and the difference was huge. It became really obvious that the cheaper variety had a lot of clear wax which all rose to the top leaving the pigmented wax at the bottom. The resulting ombre colour effect looked cool but the consistency was terrible.

These would be great as a stocking filler for that C-word day in December and even better as a goodie bag after a Lego themed party.

And before you ask, the moulds were from eBay.

Are you arty farty?


  1. Oh, they are just too cool! Excellent idea! Coming from a bona fide craft dunce, I think that maybe, just maybe, I might not stuff those up. Maybe.

  2. Where did you get lego shaped silicone moulds? I love this, I think my boys would go nuts for it. They're all kinds of craft crazy thanks to Mr Maker and Playschool. It's exhausting!

  3. Nifty. And I was wondering about the moulds - haven't seen any like that before! Used to be arty farty but then got busy with work etc, so have a cupboard full of supplies that have lain dormant for too long. Getting back into it now though and have a long list of projects I want to attempt. All the cute stuff you can make for babies might just have something to do with it :)

  4. I have a feeling you are a Pinterest addict :)

  5. It's almost impossible, MsMandie, you'll be right!


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