I have these great silicone number and letter molds from Sillycone, Inc.:
I also have many many old bits of crayons, some of them from when I was a child! I was inspired to use the Letter Ice and Number Ice trays to recycle the crayon bits and make something fun for my son:
All I did was break up the crayons and put them in the molds, then put the entire tray (on a cookie sheet) in the oven for about 10 minutes. I took them out to cool after they melted, then easily removed the hardened wax from the flexible molds.
More than an ice tray. More than a pan. ®It's really a mold that's colorful, educational, flexible & nonstick. A design patent pending product line that's made from high-gloss FDA tested silicone and is oven-safe to 550ºF and (-50F) is cool to the touch within minutes after baking. Food cooks and browns evenly, there's no unbaked pockets or pale looking goods. Our trays won't retain odors or flavors, and are dishwasher safe. For storing, they fold or bend to fit anywhere.
Make Ice, Jell-O, Sidewalk Chalk, Butter, Concrete Numbers, Spell your name in Soap, Make Chocolate Letters, Short Bread Cookies, Number Crayons, Brownies or Muffins, Candles, etc...
A perfect product for Kids Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduation Parties, an Educational Tool for Back to School, and many more...
I think it came out great, and I can't wait to try it with some other silicone molds I have (hearts for valentines favors, anyone??).
Here is another great idea I found on a blog called Daily Danny. They used a large sheet of melted wax and cut it with cookie cutters while it was still a bit warm:
The full instructions are here, on the Daily Danny blog.
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