Kids and adults alike love to express themselves through the art of many forms. Perhaps, it brings their imagination to life in vast arrays of shapes, sizes, and colors.
I am an adult, yet I still love the scent of a fresh box of crayons and markers. Children, on the other hand, are curious and often ask questions.
My niece once asked me how crayons make colors? This question led to a whole new aspect of art projects and a thought to make DIY art supplies.
We decided to make the very art supplies the kids wanted to use to make art. Today I will share with you how to make your own homemade finger paints, sidewalk chalk, and recycled crayons–homemade art materials you will enjoy making
I personally like to know how to make the things I use to make art or anything for that matter. These DIY art supplies and homemade craft recipes are easy and super fun to do!
It’s about time to make proper use of all those little nubs of crayon too small to color with. This homemade art recipe can be very interesting and a great addition to your art supplies!
Oven Safe Flexible Molds
Knife or Fingernails
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating take this time to peel all of the paper off of the crayons using a knife or your fingernails.
Break the crayons down into little chunks. I know this is usually not what we are told as kids so this part can be fun for the little ones, let’s say it’s like finding a way to take a bad habit and make it useful. The smaller the pieces are the faster they will melt, you can also use a knife to break them down instead of breaking them by hand.
Rainbow crayons are favored by many kids. Here is where it gets fun, you get to mix and match your colors to create new colors or interesting designs for your crayons. Fill the molds with the crayon pieces, be sure to overfill them a little bit so that when they melt down you still end up with a full crayon.
Place your molds onto the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, give or take a little time. You will be able to tell when they are melted and that’s when they’re ready to be removed from the oven.
Very carefully remove the tray and allow the crayons to cool. If the little ones get antsy you can speed up the cooling time by placing the crayons in the freezer for around 20 minutes, or until the trays are cool to the touch.
Once the crayons are fully cooled down it’s time to remove them from the molds and make art. If the crayons seem too soft give them more time to cool down.
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