Crayon Heart Pencil Toppers

    Posted by  ·  February 12, 2010

    Earlier this week I posted about candy pencil toppers. I received a comment from Diane who mentioned at her school they could not bring in homemade edibles, in fact it is a new state wide law. YIKES. She had a great idea to fill the molds with melted crayon. I think the crayon hearts make really great pencil toppers.

    Use the molds for making hard candy, the white ones NOT the clear.

    Place a few chopped crayons into molds .

    Place mold on cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes at 250 degrees. Watch closely. Wax is highly flammable so extra care must be taken. Remove once crayons have melted.  The molds should be about half full.
    Allow the crayon to cool just enough to thicken. Place plastic pencil pop in heart mold at a slight angle.
    In oven proof container melt more  crayon. I used a tin can with the edge bent for easy pouring. Place can on cookie sheet or in pie plate to make it easier to remove from the oven. Also like colors melt best together. We choose blue and purple for the back, but it looks black. It colors fine but didn’t make the heart very pretty.
    Pour melted crayons filling up the hearts to cover the plastic pencil pop. I first tried melting enough crayon in the molds  so the last pour wasn’t necessary, however I had too much trouble with the melted crayon running back into the pencil pop reservoir part of the mold.
    When completely cool pop out of mold.
    The Long Thread has a darling free printable to use with a crayon heart. If you are looking for some yummy treats and fun ideas visit Diane at Created By Diane. Her photographs are lovely!

    Find Pencil Pops at LorAnn Oils. Use code candy to receive 15% off.

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    1. Amy
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      Too cute! I love how the colors swirled together.

      My mom was my elementary school's art teacher. Near the end of each school year, she would gather all the students' old and broken crayons. We would put empty soup cans in a large pot of hot water (just hot, not boiling - and handle the cans with pot holder mitts) and melt one color in each, then we poured the melted wax into candy molds. She presented a bag of "new and improved" shaped crayons to each student as an end-of-the-school-year gift. Everyone loved them!

      Some of her more creative ideas...
      *Christmas trees - shake glitter in the mold before pouring in the green wax.
      *Bears - her mold had a bear with a little heart, so she put just a drop of red or pink into the heart with a toothpick and let that cool before filling the bear with brown.
      *Any shape that is deep enough can be layered with different colors, making sure to let each layer cool completely before adding the next layer.
      *"Peanut butter cups" - she poured in brown and tipped them around to coat the sides, just like you would do with chocolate, then poured orange in the center and a layer of brown on top to cover the orange.
    2. Friday, February 12th, 2010
      I love this, it's super cute! It's also a great alternative to candy.
    3. Jessica
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      Just wanted to say I made some lollipops the other day with friends and they turned out great! It is very addicting. The only thing was my husband didn't like the flavors we used. :)
    4. Gretchen
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      Thanks for the idea.... I have the same problem, no homemade edibles soooooo this is a great alternative!!

      Love your ideas....
    5. Friday, February 12th, 2010
      You are so wonderful!
      I am so excited to see that you liked my idea :)
      WOW you work fast!
      Thank you for linking to my blog, I 'm honored and the compliment will have me floating on a cloud all day :)
    6. Jenny
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      Love, love, this idea! What a great way to use broken crayons! What a good mom you are and your model is adorable! xo
    7. Friday, February 12th, 2010
      These is such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing. Might add this to my craft book.
    8. Kim
      Friday, February 12th, 2010
      These are a great alternative to food, much better really. As a parent of a child with a life threatening food allergy, I LOVE that schools recognize unlabeled foods brought to school as a safety issue. Parties are about having fun and including everyone. If treats are unsafe for some, then you have kids being excluded, and who wants to do that?
    9. Friday, February 12th, 2010
      I've seen those and they are so cute! How are you, GF?
    10. Saturday, February 13th, 2010
      What a great idea! So fun!
    11. Monday, February 15th, 2010
      Mississippi has a similar policy but not just limited to home made, no food items "unless they are low fat or low sugar"
    12. kari
      Sunday, January 30th, 2011
      i was wondering why the white ones and not the clear candy trays? i have seen alot of people use the clear ones before and was just wondering why not the clear ones.
      • Monday, February 7th, 2011
        The white molds are heat resistant to 375 degrees. They are used for making hard candy. The clear molds will melt in the oven and when pouring very hot candy.
    13. Jennifer
      Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
      The silicone baking molds work great for this too. I've used the mini tree mold at Christmas time with my daughters playgroup. We dumped all the colors and the kids sorted "their" color. The loved it.