artist crayon tutorials

directions:

1. You will need: letter molds (I got mine from Silly Cone), old crayons with the wrappers peeled off, a baking sheet.
2. Break the crayons into small pieces and fit them into the letter mold. Use more crayons than you think, they melt down.
3. With the molds on the baking sheet, put them into a 350ยบ preheated oven for 15 minutes. After the crayons are melted take them out of the oven and let them sit for a minute. Put the molds into the freezer for 15-30 minutes so the crayon letters will harden faster.
4. When the letters are hardened, pop them out carefully. This isn’t as easy as it looks (sometimes the letters break). If a letter breaks you can just remelt that letter in the mold in the oven, refreeze, and try popping it out again.
5. There you go.
6. Bag them up, tie with a cute ribbon, and add an upcycled notebook.
artist p carpet
I made 13 sets of these letter alphabets (338 individual letters) for the party. This is a picture of them all layed out on my carpet so that I could see what letters were missing, because like I said, sometimes they break.

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21 Comments

  1. Love this idea!!mwahx

    Perfectly Flawed    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
  2. Wow, they look gorgeous bagged up like that. What a fun idea. I’ll be linking to this post.

    Rachel    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
  3. I love your alphabet crayons. I’ve made a few shapes but the ABC’s are awesome!

    LuLu    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  4. Great idea, my wife used the molds to make soap, great as holiday gifts

    Bobby    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  5. awesome idea! i absolutely LOVE it. Where can I get molds like that???

    Anne    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  6. You can get the molds at http://sillycone.ecrater.com/ They’re great, huh?

    onecharmingirl    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  7. I love, love, love this idea! I can’t wait to reuse our current stash of broken crayons!

    Chelsea - Room To Inspire    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  8. This makes me want to plan my own eco-friendly art party (since my birthday is next) it’s my 30th but hey that party sounds like a blast!

    Emelie    Wednesday, July 29, 2009
  9. First of all – fabulous website and I LOVE this adorable idea. My girls (5 & 7) and I have been enjoying this project all week, making gifts for their cousins. My one question for you: is there any trick to getting out the "curvy" letter like ‘S’ or ‘U’? As careful as we are when getting them out of the molds, these letters seem to break every time. Any advice would be welcomed! Thanks.

    WigglesandGumballs    Thursday, August 13, 2009
  10. Very cute! I will be making these. =) ~Cori

    Cori    Friday, February 26, 2010
  11. Wow, I am impressed at the number of crayons you made! I have those molds and made crayons last year for valentine treats and it was so hard to get out some of the more complex or curvy letters. Do you have any tips (besides sticking the trays in the freezer) for getting the crayons out of the trays?

    Lucia    Friday, March 26, 2010
  12. Lucia–I had a hard time getting some of those letters out too. I found it easiest to loosen all of the sides carefully and then pull the silicone mold down around the crayon letter (if possible and with no other crayon letters in the mold) and then pull it back up. Then I would pop the letter out as carefully as I could. I remelted a LOT of crayon letters because they kept breaking.

    Brittany    Sunday, March 28, 2010
  13. just wondering..could you use the moulds for cooking edibles after this project?

    k    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
  14. We have made lots of shapes with our left over crayons, but never alpabets. These are too cute. I think they would be great for “first day of school” goody bags for the kiddos.

    JudyB    Friday, November 12, 2010
  15. We have made lots of shapes with our left over crayons, but never alpabets. These are too cute. I think they would be great for “first day of school” goody bags for the kiddos.

    JudyB    Friday, November 12, 2010
  16. I really love this idea!!! Millon thanks for sharing!!!!!

    Mariel    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
  17. Amazing idea!!!! Just love it.

    renee    Monday, May 21, 2012
  18. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9MJ9A6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1CS38YNBEDAJO

    Thats another option…cubes with letters

    Gaminee    Friday, January 11, 2013
  19. I bought the same letter trays and made my students’ names with the crayons and gave them to the kids for Christmas ! They LOVED them.

    Jenn Rausch    Saturday, January 19, 2013
  20. I was just wondering how many crayons you think you’ll need per one set of the alphabet? I’m trying to scrounge in classrooms at the school I work at for broken crayons and was wondering how many I should be searching for?! These are adorable!

    Katie    Friday, May 24, 2013
  21. Hi Katie–Hhmm. I can’t remember exactly how many crayons it takes. It took A LOT of crayons for all of the party favors that I made for this party. xo Brittany

    Brittany    Monday, May 27, 2013

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