LEGO Crayons

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In addition to the LEGO Soap I made for my sons 4th Birthday party, I also made these super cute LEGO crayons.  I try not to include cheap plastic junk in the goody bags.  I know we don’t need more of that in our house, and I’m sure it’s the same with our party guests too.

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I purchased these LEGO molds on Amazon for $18.99 (they qualify for the Free Super Saver Shipping).  I plan on using these for lots of different projects so it was a bit of an investment.  But I think well worth it.  You get both the LEGO mini-figurines and the LEGO blocks.  And they are so cute!

51aKRNtfpNL. SL500 AA300 1 LEGO CrayonsAmazon LEGO Molds $18.99

crayon collage 1024x341 LEGO CrayonsI bought 3 boxes of crayons (48 in each box) from the dollar store.  Being such cheap crayons I wasn’t sure if they would work, but I’m happy to say they did.

We peeled and peeled and peeled.  It took awhile but I wrangled my mother in-law and 4-year-old to help out.  It was actually kind of fun.

crayonmold 1024x768 LEGO CrayonsOnce the crayons are peeled break them into about 4 pieces each.  For the block LEGO mold I put in 2 full crayons into each mold.  For the mini-figurine mold I put in 1.5 crayons into each little man.  I found this was the perfect amount.

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Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 F.  Remove from the oven and cool on top of stove for about 10 minutes.  Once cool enough to move place in the fridge to solidify.  They easily slide out of the molds once they are fully hardened.  We did have a few LEGO men lose their heads, but I just put the broken ones back in the molds and re-melted them back down.

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Each child at the party will get a handful of each.  I think the kids will love these.  And for $3 it’s a very inexpensive goody bag gift.  And one that is useful and isn’t more toy junk!

 

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

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  16. I love these and am planning on making them for as b’day party favors. But, before I buy the mold I would love to know once you use the mold for crayons can you re-use them for chocolates? Or, are they pretty much crayon specific? Thanks!

    • Hey Beth yes you’re right once you use the mold for crayons it leaves a residue on the molds that won’t come off. Or at least I can’t seem to get it off. So your mold will be restricted to just crayons. Kind of a bummer.

  17. Great idea! I tried it with crayons from Dollar Store from brand RoseArt but they appear to have separated in melting. The “exposed” side (meaning the top side from molded side) doesn’t write barely at all and in the darker colors, the exposed side has a very light color as if the wax separated. Did this happen to you at all?

  18. These are great! I have the crayons cooling now :-) How long do they need to stay in the refridgerator for?
    Thank you for such a fun and creative idea for favors!!

  19. Oh these are great! We use to do a less fancy version of this as kids, my mom actually caught the microwave on fire melting the crayons down. I am so glad I saw this and can do them with my kids (hopefully no fires!) Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Sunday
    Stephanie

  20. Hi Danielle,
    I stumbled upon this tutorial and I think it’s a great idea for little boys! I’m going to start a series of DIY Christmas gifts on my blog soon and would love if I can feature your tutorial. It would include all the credits and a brief bio about yourself if you want to. Let me know if you’re interested: estylojewelry@gmail.com and my blog: http://estylojewelry.blogspot.com
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  21. I love these molds! I always thought making molded crayons would be more difficult than it is (for some reason or another lol) but you made it look easy! I will def be looking into some different molds to try this at our next party! I love DIY favors! They are much more personal!

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