1. Spent 15 hours peeling the paper off teeny tiny pieces of crayons and putting them in the trays. I decided that I wouldn't stick with the same colors but kept them in color families instead.
3. start freaking out because I realize that these are just ice cube trays from the dollar section in Target and probably not meant to be placed in a 250 degree oven!! No where on the packaging does it say "silicone" which would make me feel better
4. open the oven 33 times and touch the tray each time to see if it's about to melt all over the rack and oven---- it did get pretty soft and saggy around the edges but never melted or stuck to the rack--- crisis averted.
5. pulled out of the oven and just set on the counter to cool and harden- I loved how they looked before they cooled
These make a cute Valentine's Day gift(just in a bag with a bow) and I also saw another really great idea here at ohdeedoh(love that blog): DIY Valentine's Day Crayon Cards . I found this idea after I already made my crayons so I think I'll make a bunch more and do this for Jeffrey's class cards(this time multi-colored).
I got the idea to make the heart crayons from Meg at Whatever(love her blog)- she used the same concept to make alphabet crayons. I plan on also trying those also since I still have a zillion minus 50 crayon pieces to use up.