The twins have really been showing an interest in all things writing lately. So I decided to capitalise on this and make some star shaped crayons with them.
It really is as simple as:
Whenever I see a silicone mould that I like, I tend to buy two. One that I can use for food and one that I can use for non-food items. This star mould was great because it came in two different colours, which makes it so much easier to identify its purpose.
Here’s What We Did:
I like to keep a little stockpile of broken crayons. I also like to keep the crayons you get at restaurants as part of activity packs. So we used quite a few of these, and needed to add a few from our stockpile of new crayons.
It also proved a great chance to review colours. I had the kids sort them into colour groups. It gave us a chance to talk about light and dark colours and mixing colours.
I encouraged them to break them into as small a piece as they could, and then I helped by cutting some of the thicker pieces.
Bake in the oven at 220 C / 430 F for approximately 15 minutes.