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Chunky Crayons July 9, 2008



   Chunky Crayons
   Cupcake liners
   Cupcake tin




   1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees.


   2.  Peel the paper from the crayons you’d like to use.  (I choose old, broken crayons that my kids refuse to color with.)


   3. Break peeled crayons into pieces.  Inch-long pieces work best, but smaller ones are okay, too.
   4. Line the tin with paper liners.  You may want to use two per cup, because as the wax melts, sometimes it
   seeps through the paper. 
   5.  Divide broken crayons between cups.  You’ll want between 20-25 crayon pieces for each chunky crayon.




   6.  Bake for 20-30 minutes at 200 degrees.  You’ll know your crayons are “done” when the wax has completely melted. 
   Be careful as you remove them from the oven.  If you jostle the pan too much, the wax runs together and makes an ugly color. 
   You want a marbled effect.




   7.  Let cool for 15-20 minutes, then gently pull the liners from the pan.  (This breaks apart any wax seepage.) 
   Finish cooling the crayons on a counter or cooling rack.
   8.  When completely cooled, peel away the cupcake liners, smooth the jagged edges with your finger, and enjoy!

One Response to “Chunky Crayons”

  1. I like this idea! Thanks for posting the instructions and the photos!

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