Here’s one of my epic fails…
…so we have a load of broken crayons and I’d seen all these fantastic shaped home made crayons on pinterest which looked so much fun. So I thought, lets give it a go. Our little munchkins were enthusiastic. In my impatience we had to make do with molds which I think were meant to be tomatoes (basically just ovals with a leafy top). Not as interesting as a star shape or a funky lego figure.
Ok, so Zori and Munashe got to use some fine motor skills peeling the remaining paper off the crayons. Then there was a little bit of grouping colours together.
Then came the fun bit. We put them in the oven at about 180c and left them for about ten minutes.
This is what happened…followed by bellows of smoke (exaggeration) and nasty fumes!
Oops…so I thought all silicone was created equal. Apparently not. It may have helped if I’d read the label. In hindsight I’m guessing what I had bought was a couple of silicone ice cubes trays rather that silicone baking molds. I still don’t understand the difference but I do understand that there is a difference. Hopefully no one else out there will make the same mistake.
As for the end result. We have some salvaged crayons, lovely and rotund, slightly chalky, and they work a treat. So not all terrible after all. The silicone is in the bin and life goes on!