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Who has melted crayons?  I seem to mostly find info with temperatures in Fahrenheit.  Are there any specific crayons you should use?  Can it be done in a metal tin or does it have to be silicon?

My eldest kids seemed to manage it perfectly well on the radiator….

Liz grin x

Druid, boat-dwelling, home educating mum of DD1 (11), Aspie DS (9) and baby DD2 (2), & part-time step-mum to 2 stepdaughters, 9 and 7.

We use silicon moulds with great success! smile

And we’ve found that Crayola are the best as they don’t leave a white, opaque layer of wax on the top of the crayons like cheaper ones do.

Blog post from a while ago (old blog project) on homemade crayons—-> http://craftybynurture.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/tutorial-home-made-crayons.html

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Julysea, I used to do it on the radiators at school! They didn’t work properly and were scaldingly hot at the top, and lukewarm at the bottom - you could get a wax crayon to melt, run down the radiator and solidify again on the bottom section. That gave you wafer thin wax which you could use like modelling clay. Great fun! Obviously you had to do it down the *back* of the radiator, so the teachers didn’t see, so it was fun getting the finished wax out without anyone noticing too.

I’d forgotten all about that! smile

Angie

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Angie, smile

Liz grin x

Druid, boat-dwelling, home educating mum of DD1 (11), Aspie DS (9) and baby DD2 (2), & part-time step-mum to 2 stepdaughters, 9 and 7.

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