By: Robin Ruerhrwein
This is a tutorial that I posted on my personal blog, Masshole Mommy, last week, but I was so proud of my accomplishment – that I wanted to share it here, too.
Let me start by saying that I don’t consider myself to be a crafty sort of mom. I just don’t have what it takes to pull it off as much as I wish I did. I do a lot of scrapbooking, though, and not to toot my own horn, but I think I do a pretty good job at them. That is pretty much the extent of my crafting abilities, though. However, as I started planning my boys Lego themed birthday party, which I’m having in August, I realized that I’d either have to shell out a lot of cash for Lego supplies – or just make them myself. So my first attempt at being crafty was to make Lego shaped crayons that I plan on putting into the kids goody bags.
So, I went onto Ebay and ordered these silicone ice cube trays:
As you can see one tray consists of little Lego bricks and the other are Lego Minifigure shaped (and yes, they are the exact same height as a real Lego Minifigure). They were only a couple of bucks apiece and compared to buying premade Lego shaped crayons (on Ebay or similar sites), I saved a bundle.
I picked up a bunch of packs of crayons for .24 cents each while I was at Walmart and those are what I used to make the Lego shaped crayons.
Next I spent what felt like forever some time peeling all of them.
After they were all peeled, I broke them into little pieces and filled the molds:
Next I put them into the microwave (12 minutes for the Minifigures and 15 minutes for the Lego bricks) until all the crayons were melted:
Once the wax was fully melted, I put the trays of melted wax into the fridge for about ten minutes and voila:
These were so inexpensive and easy to make & I really was proud that they turned out so well. What do you think?