Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Rainbow Theme - Making Rainbow Crayons

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rainbow Theme - Making Rainbow Crayons


Letter Rr Practice

Do-a-Dot Rainbow Rr's
(template courtesy of Confessions of a Homeschooler)

R Foam Puzzle
Upper Case Letter templates - I just used various colored craft foam & cut the pieces out according to the template

Rainbow Crayons

(Idea came from

I recently found a bag full of crayons & crayon pieces from when I was actually teaching in the classroom! I hate to throw them away so I saved them & was so glad I did because we got to use them for this fun craft to make rainbow crayons!

I used a Wilton Hearts Shaped Candy Mold Tray (it's what I had) and the Lil Divas sorted our crayon pieces according to color. We then peeled off the wrappers (this took awhile & they got a bit antsy so if you have younger kids you may want to spend some time before hand doing this yourself)

Then we snapped them into smaller pieces and mixed up lights and darks of each color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) into the mold (2 for each color)

Put them to bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 10mins - they just need to melt so the colors mix. It probably could have been less time but the Lil Divas weren't letting me get a good peek (see pic below, lol!)

Here's what ours looked like right out of the oven. You must allow ample time for them to cool and harden again so they easily come out of the mold and keep their shape. I had a few casualties along the way becasue the lil Divas were dying to see the end result so I rushed things & they were not ready to come out - lesson learned!

I put the tray in the fridge and it sped things up nicely & they popped right out since they were nice and cool!

Our finished products & they actually work! The girls drew pictures with them but I forgot to take pics!

Happy Melting,

* linked up to Sharing Time *


  1. My kids are going to love making the Rainbow Crayons! Thanks for the idea!
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  2. I love the crayon idea - I've always thought of doing it but never have. Thanks for stopping by, your blog is great! I'm following back.


  3. Wow - this is amazing. One of my niece's wanted a "crayon maker" for Christmas and she didn't get it. I would have never thought of melting them together in the oven. Did it ruin your pan at all or would you still be able to use it for food?

  4. Directions can be found in the book, Scribble Art. One hint I suggest is putting the pan in the freezer and the "scribble cookies" will pop right out, actually FALL right out. they feel kind of neat when they are frozen, too. One of my favorites.

    1. MaryAnn, thanks for the freezer trip. I thought about doing that was afraid it would make them stick if they froze. We just put our in the fridge and they came right out. BTW, I LOVE your book Scribble art. I got my copy when I first started teaching (preschool) and it is well loved these many years later.

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