Dachshund Crayons – Melting Crayons


Why was I melting crayons on an Easter afternoon?  I noticed the broken crayons in my kids’ crayon box and my dachshund mold.  I’ve done the muffin tin crayons before, but I just couldn’t resist making dachshund shaped crayons.

melting crayons

We took all of the restaurant crayons in our crayon bin and sorted them.  We tried to use the same kind of crayon to prevent separation of the wax/colors.

melted crayons

Then we baked them at 300º until they were completely melted, adding additional crayons to the molds as necessary.

The mold was placed in the fridge.  When cooled, I carefully peeled the mold back to prevent loss of legs.  I only lost one dachshund leg in the process, but I popped the mold back in the oven to remelt and save the crayon.

This can be done with mini muffin and regular muffin tins, but a liner will help to prevent color transfer.  I once did this with some reusable silicone muffin tin liners, but the color transfer completely destroyed them (fair warning).

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  1. These are so adorable! My 2 year old destroys crayons, so this would be a good way to do something with all the broken pieces!

  2. We have made those before. One time I got the tray to hot and it melted the mold though. It’s all trial and error.

  3. Love this idea! I am a big crafter and I love to recycle old things, so this is perfect. I need to get an elephant mold!

  4. These are adorable! I remember making crayons like this when I was a kid. It’s so much fun!

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