LEGO minifigure crayons

My 7 year old is having his birthday on Saturday and it’s LEGO themed (his favorite!).  When I was searching for some ideas about games we could play at his party, I came across this idea to make LEGO minifigure crayons.  They can be done the old way–in the oven, but I had a silicone mold and I didn’t find any marks that indicated it was oven safe.  I started researching ways to melt crayons in the microwave and came across these sites:

Making Microwave crayons in three steps

Homemade crayons

LEGO minifigure crayons

We got out J’s old crayons:

Then we cut them up into 1/4 slices and placed them into the LEGO minifigure mold:

This is what they look like after about 6-one minute intervals.  I put them in for one minute then stirred with a toothpick and then repeated until they were completely melted.

After 20 minutes in the freezer, they were ready!  I was really gentle with them when I was removing them, but some of them lost their heads.  I put those back in the molds and microwaved them again to remelt the parts together.  After another trip to the freezer, they are as good as new.

The mold makes 8 men at a time, so this takes a little while, but so fun!  I even made some pink minifigures!

Some of the sites I saw suggested using the flexible ice cube molds that are available at IKEA for $1 or $2 each.  They had some cute designs the last time I was there.  We almost got them and then found out they weren’t oven safe, but now I need to go back and get them because I can use them in the microwave!! 🙂

Does anyone else have some ideas about other ways to make crayons?

We are going to make these in my toaster oven (using metal pans) next week with the old crayons we have been using all year–a great way to use them up and not throw them away! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on May 23, 2012, in Crayons, LEGO minifigures. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My students would love this!!!!! Thanks for the info…

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  2. Cool! I can’t wait to make some for my class (rainbow writing of sight words/gifts). Thanks for sharing.

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