Monday, July 20, 2015

It's hot outside!

Hot enough to melt crayons rewards for back to school incentives in my treasure box. 

The rain finally stopped and the sun is out in North Texas. We have had our yearly amount of rain as of now. I will say my garden is pretty dry finally. 
 I managed to create this pinterest project with my cucumbers today from my little garden.

I decided to try to melt my peeled crayon in my molds on the drive way since it is almost 100 today. They do tend to stink up the house when I do them at 300 in the oven for 8 minutes. 
I did this a few years back when it was 105 outside successfully. 
It hasn't been 100 yet which may explain some of the issue I had with even melting.

The cool colors which were a mixture of construction paper and metallic FX Crayola 
crayons melted pretty smoothly today.  All in all outside it took about 6 hours in full sun to melt.

The pinkish warm colored crayons took a while longer. I got impatient and popped them in the oven which was preheating for the chicken parmesan for dinner. 

Another interesting observation was with the new molds I purchased on Amazon. 
I ordered these after seeing them on the Art Teacher's Facebook site. Just as my friend Renee said, they tend to break. The heads pop off. They were also small. 

I think I will continue using the  24 Wilson Silicon candy molds that I have had for years from JoAnn's. 

You have to watch for the seasonal molds around the appropriate holidays too. 

Anyway, I made 100 rewards today. I am so glad I planned ahead and had my student's soak the used crayons in water to peel them the last week of school.
Afterwards, we sort by colors and broke them in to smaller pieces. I put them in baggies and then just place them into the molds on cookie sheets. 

It is supposed to be hot all week so I have 300 more to make!  

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