sesame street DIY crayon favors

today’s tutorial is in preparation for Sister’s third birthday party this coming weekend.

the party is loosely a “sesame street” theme with colors leaning more toward the girly spectrum instead of the traditional rainbow scheme.

for the favor bags, i whipped up these Big Bird/Cookie Monster shaped crayons.

so easy and so fun to color with!

Sesame Street DIY Crayon Favors—

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Materials:
1.  crayons (i used about 9 regular sized crayons to fill two molds)
2.  a metal can from canned veggies, or something similar–wrapper removed
3.  a large pot of boiling water
4.  plastic candy molds (could fit any theme!)  Sesame Street themed molds found HERE
5.  a really THICK OVEN MITT (this is crucial to the success of this project)
6.  a wooden dowel rod to stir

Directions:

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*peeled all the papers off and broke them into small pieces.  then put them into the metal can.  i think small batches work better than large ones.  i used only 9 crayons per batch and it filled 2 molds.

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*i placed the metal can into boiling water and held it with an oven mitt.  i periodically would swish the can around so that all of the crayons were being exposed to the heat evenly.  this took about 2-3 minutes to melt.

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*placing the mold on a cookie sheet, i then, carefully poured the melted crayons into the shapes and allowed to dry a few minutes.  once they are slightly hardened, i finished the cooling process in the freezer.  i found these molds, HERE. 

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*when cooled, they popped right out and are really cute and fun to give away as birthday favors!   tomorrow, i’ll be showing you the favor bags tutorial.

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inspiration for this project came from:  Homemade By Jill

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Comments

  1. This is just brilliant. Love it!

  2. I love these! I’m sure the kids will be crazy for them :)

  3. oh my gosh so cute! great idea Andi. I know one day baby J is going to be all into Sesame Street so I’m going to remember this for that time. I love it

  4. What a genius idea! love it!

  5. I love this idea! So fun :) And I’m pretty much in love with your blog design- wowzers! i could learn a thing or two from you! ;)

  6. This will be a big pinterest hit! I pinned it yesterday and it already has repins.

  7. LOVE THIS ANDI!!!!!!!

  8. Wow! thats a really cool idea! love it!

  9. What a fun idea! The kids will love that!

  10. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

  11. I used old baby food jars and put them in the toaster oven on warm setting (150 degrees at the most). They were easiest to pour if i took them out and let them cool a couple minutes (until the glass was cool enough to touch without a mitt). I also have one of the candle warmers, and that was PERFECT because the crayon melts but the top of the jar never got hot and i could handle them with bare hands :) the candle warmer won’t work if you fill the jar more than 30% though!

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