Around Christmas I like to give my little children’s church and Bible study kids a little something handmade. When I found these Lego molds at this Etsy shop, my love of crayon melting kicked in and I knew I had found the perfect boyish gift. The girls will be getting crayon cupcakes.
These guys are 1 1/2″ tall.
My biggest beef with melting crayons is the process of peeling the paper off. It’s a pain. It makes my hands hurt for days and it’s really not worth all the hassle. That’s why my kids help me. But I don’t feel good about making their hands work so hard either so I came up with a solution. I cut through the paper on my paper cutter…
and the boys peel the paper off.
The cutting can be a bit tricky and takes a little getting used to. In fact, I don’t let my kids do it (except for taking these pictures) because of the potential for cutting your finger. I have another paper cutter that doesn’t hold the crayon well and I’ve given myself a nice injury before using that one. If you want to try it, make sure you tape a little piece of foam or cardstock to the base to keep the crayon from sliding while cutting.
Instructions for crayon melting are here.