LO and I go to a local playgroup weekly and at the end of the month they are doing a Halloween themed playgroup. It should be lots of fun, I'm excited that LO gets to play with other toddlers his age, he gets to wear his costume, and their will be treats and crafts. What more can this mom want? All of us parents are pitching in and getting something for all the kids to take home, with LO only 16 months old and most of the toddler around the same age, I obviously wasn't going to bring a bag of candy to hand out. After extensive researching, I have adapted the melted heart crayon DIY that has been floating around Pinterest to create what we will be giving out during our Halloween playgroup. This is an awesome alternative to candy and if you are doing a kiddy Halloween party this is also a great inexpensive party favor!
What you will need:
*A silicon mold tray that is heat friendly. We used this Skull and Crossbones tray, it was only $4.65 (free shipping with amazon prime)
*2-4 dozen of Assorted Crayons - I mean, what kid does not have a huge shoebox full of broken and random crayons. That means this item was FREEEEEEEE since we already had it in our house. SCORE!
LO and I started peeling, but before we got to far, I found box cutters in my junk drawer and just sliced the wrappers off. It only took me a few minutes to get the wrappers off.
Chop up your crayons and place them in your mold. Bake the crayons at 230 degrees for 15 minutes. If you are baking with a NuWave oven bake at P10 for 7 minutes.
Let the crayons cool till the bottom of your tray feels cold to the touch. we waited at least and hour or two before popping them out. Look at those awesome skulls and crossbones!