Want to make your name in crayons? It's easy peasy. And aside from the upfront cost of buying the molds, it's cheap.
I bought a set of silicone letter trays from Amazon - I think they cost $18 plus shipping.
I then raked my entire house for every broken crayon, and using scissors I stripped them naked. (I read that it's a must to use Crayola brand crayons - using cheap crayons will likely result in a half-wax-half-color mess).
I separated the crayons into color groups, and started breaking them into pieces to fill up the molds.
I placed the trays on a baking sheet and baked them in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes. I never timed it but I don't think they sat in there for much longer than 5 minutes.
Once the crayons melted, I pulled them out to cool. It's been crazy cold here in Ohio, so I set the trays on our back porch for a quick cool down. Here is what they look like after they've cooled.
The trickiest part is popping the letters out of the molds. The letter S is especially tricky.
I started getting fancy and added glitter to some of the letters. The letters that turned out the best required a lot of glitter. And the tinier the glitter the better. Heavier glitters floated to the bottom.
I used small clear bags to wrap them. I finished them off with a bow and a name sticker.
And voila! A unique, colorful, and functional gift.