How to Melt Crayons with a Torch

 

Every year, the school supply buying list requires a new box of crayons. That means, last years crayons get stuffed in a drawer. This fun craft project helps give those old forgotten crayons new life. With adult supervision, this is also a great craft for older kids.

Steps

  1. Remove all paper from the crayons.
    Removing paper from crayons
  2. Place the silicone mold on top of a metal cookie sheet to protect your work surface. Fill your Bernzomatic ST2200T with Bernzomatic Butane.
    Filling torch with butane
  3. Grab the end of a crayon with a pair of tongs in one hand and ignite the torch in the other hand. Hold the tip of the crayon about 2-3 inches directly above the mold and allow the crayon to drip into the mold until it is full.
    Tongs
  4. Allow the crayons to dry completely, about 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the mold).  Once the crayon is dry, remove it from the mold. They will easily pop out.
    Molds
  5. Continue to create with your molds!  You can use these as party favors or class gifts, or even as a cute gift for teachers and friends at the end of the school year.
    Crayon shapes

What You'll Need


ST2200T
ST2200T

Detail Torch for Hobby and Household Use

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BF55
BF55

5.5 oz. Butane Cylinder

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Materials

  • Old crayons
  • Tongs
  • Metal cookie sheet
  • Silicone molds with shape of your choice
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