I have tried giving crayons to Henry a few different times, but he always tries sticking them into his mouth. I'm afraid he's going to bite down on one and choke on a small piece.
I set out to get some toddler crayons. Do you know how expensive those things are?! Were talking between $7-$9 for 3 crayons! Well, that's insane.
So, I decided I would make my own. I bought a 64 pack of normal crayons for $3 at Target - which makes 9 toddler crayons. They are so easy to make. All you need is a muffin tin, and some crayons!
Preheat the oven to 250
Remove the wrappers from the crayons. This is way harder to do than I remember from my childhood. I found it was easier to just put the crayons in a bowl of warm water. The wrappers just fall right off.
Then break the crayons into pieces and place into a muffin tin. I used a regular size, but you could also use a mini-muffin tin. I separated the crayons by color, but you could do any combination.
Bake the crayons until all the pieces are melted - around 15 minutes. Once melted, turn off the oven and let the crayons cool for a few minutes before moving them.
Once they are a little harder, you can take them out of the oven. When they are completely cooled, pop them out of the muffin tins, and bam - toddler crayons.
Aren't they pretty?! Henry loved them. And still put them into his mouth, but at least I wasn't worried he was going to choke!
I cannot wait to use these more as he gets older!