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How to Make Dinosaur Crayons

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T is in LOVE with dinosaurs, and pretty much has always been. Because of this, he gets super excited about anything at all having to do with them. 

So, when I heard that there was a simple, cheap, DIY way to make your own crayons in any shape you want, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. 

DIY – How to Make Dinosaur Crayons 

STEP 1- Buy a silicon mold. Technically, you can get whatever shapes you want, but our focus here is on dinosaurs 😊 I got mine on Amazon. 

STEP 2- Get your crayons. I used all of our old and broken crayons for this. As a mom and a teacher I have A LOT of them, haha! 

STEP 3- Peel the paper off of the crayons. Then, break them into tiny pieces. Keep in mind that the larger pieces will take longer to melt. 

STEP 4- Separate the crayon pieces into piles based on what color you want each crayon to be. Sometimes the colors will melt and blend together, and sometimes the colors will stay separated in the final product as you can see in my cover photo. 

STEP 5- Fill each mould with the crayon pieces. It is good if you over fill each section a bit, because when it melts the liquid crayon will settle down into the mould. 

STEP 6- Place the silicone mould on a cookie sheet. This will keep it stable, and will catch any melted crayon that may drip during baking. 

STEP 7- Bake at 270 degrees for about 10 minutes (remember, oven temperatures vary!). 

STEP 8- Pull it out of the oven once all pieces have fully melted. Place it on the counter to cool. 

STEP 9- Once cooled you just need to pop the pieces out of the mould. 

STEP 10- Enjoy! 

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I am a middle school teacher and a mother of two. I have always had a passion for education. As an educator, I know that the children who are the most successful students are those who have families who support their education at home.

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