My little boy will be 3 soon and I am going to make him a Lego themed cake, whilst looking for cake designs I found many other Lego ideas, it got me thinking about lots of other things I could make. So here’s my first, Lego men wax crayons to use as party favours. This is a great way of reusing all those old bits of crayons you find around the house, simply melt and reuse.
I bought this Lego man mould from eBay, you can get them from lots of other sites including Lego themselves. In Dubai (I’m not there at the moment so I can’t hunt for stockist) I know Lakeland do some Lego products and Virgin do all sorts of things like this so is worth a try.
I bought a huge pack of cheap wax crayons and took all the broken crayons for the bottom of my handbag, you know the ones you get in packs of 3 from restaurants to keep your kids quiet. I broke them up and placed them in the mould, each man takes 1 full crayon but it won’t all fit in in one go, once they are part melted you can add the rest of the crayon.
I then placed them in the oven for around 10mins at 150. Once melted I left them to cool slightly and then put them in the freezer to speed things up. I made sure sure the crayons were completely cooled before removing them from the mould, at first I broke off a few heads because they were slightly warm.
I may have been the cheep crayons that I bought but I noticed that the colour separates from the wax slighty making a white covering on the back of the men that looks like lard. I shaved this off with a knife but I don’t suppose it really matters.
That’s it, cool Lego men crayons, I’ve made about 50 so far and could do with a few more batches, it’s quite rewarding peeling them from the mould so I don’t mind. You could use any mould you like, it certainly gives all these broken wax crayons a new lease of life.
Be prepared for Lego overload as I continue making things for his birthday, there’s no stopping me now.. I’m next thinking Lego men Jellybabies.