Crocked Crayons

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Cook Time 45 mins
Temp High

Use those old broken crayons or a box of new ones to melt into a fun holiday gift! What kind of treats can the kids take to school, and what are we going to give their teachers?! This is always the first thing on our minds when a holiday/school party rolls around. Both of these ideas really made answering that question really simple...CROCK THEM! We also loved the idea of not adding even more candy to the kid’s bags at school so the crayons were perfect!

Used 6-quart slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of Crayons or 50-75 pieces of broken crayons
  • 1 6 cup heart shaped muffin tin (small enough to fit in slow cooker. Silicone works best)

Directions

  1. Step One

    Fill muffin tin about 2/3 full of broken crayons (no wrappers) with the color combinations of your choice.

  2. Step Two

    Place muffin tin into slow cooker, cover and cook on HIGH for about 45 minutes.

  3. Step Three

    Turn slow cooker off and remove crock onto hot pads. After about 10-20 minutes of cooling you can place crock in refrigerator to speed up the process.

  4. Step Four

    Once crayons are cooled off take pan out and easily "pop" out the heart shaped (or get creative for other holidays) crayons and you are set! Attach to a homemade Valentine's card or place in a bag and attach a ribbon!

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  1. HEATHER

    Jenny,
    When we did this with our kindergarten class, we soaked the crayons in water for a few hours and the paper just slipped off. Just make sure they are NOT the washable ones! (Those melt and get very nasty!)

  2. Jenny

    I did this the other day, using Christmas shapes. The peeling took longer than I expected (I remember Crayola crayons being much easier to peel when I was a kid–the packages I had were fairly difficult because the paper was glued to the crayon), but the final product turned out really cute! I have a 6-qt. oval crock pot, and I wasn’t able to lay the whole muffin tin flat, so I only filled four of the shapes and left the other two curled up. It took about an hour and 15 minutes for mine to melt. They look great, and I attached them to my 2-year-old niece’s Christmas gifts. I think she’s going to like it!

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  3. Judy

    I am so going to try this, I am looking for your recipe for baked ziti and cannot find it. Please help, I saw this on channel 4 fox news on June 12th 2012.

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  4. Janet G.

    I am trying it!

  5. Kristy P.

    Venita,
    Thank you for the information. I will try it.

  6. Venita L.

    Kristy – place your pan in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then remove the pan from from the freezer. Place a couple of paper towels on your counter top, and turn the pan upside down on the towels and give it a couple of taps. The crayola residue should just pop right off.

  7. Kristy P.

    How do I get the left over crayon residue of the silcone heart pan?

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