Knowing I was going to make Easter egg crayons this year, I wanted to find some other Easter and springtime molds. Still I bought only one Wilton “Dancing Daisy Flower” Lollipop Mold last fall.
Before I could make any daisy crayons I had to find a way to keep melted crayon from flowing out the grooves in the mold intended for inserting lollipop sticks.
This old bunny mold that I found at a rummage sale has the same problem.
I figured that hot glue was likely to warp the plastic and a glue like Elmer’s would pop off the first time I flexed the mold to remove finished crayons. It wasn’t until I was in a hardware store on a completely unrelated errand and saw toothpaste-like tubes of caulking that the light in my head finally went on – Caulking!! It sticks to nearly everything. It stays flexible. I just needed to find out whether it could take the heat of melted crayon.
DH got out our old caulking gun, already loaded with a tube of acrylic latex caulk.
And it worked! The molds are a mess after making dozens and dozens of crayons, but you can see the remaining daubs of white caulking. One is missing on the “Dancing Daisies” mold. I was almost done when it decided to stick to a daisy crayon instead of staying on the mold. tsk.
The caulking doesn’t work perfectly with the daisy shape. On the left the green arrows point out the bit of extra crayon that gets left between two petals. And on the right are daisies I’ve trimmed with a paring knife. It doesn’t take very long to do, but you do want to have a steady hand!
When I bought the two Wilton Easter Egg molds
I also grabbed the store’s last two Wilton “Daisy” Cookie Candy Molds.
These are meant for encasing sandwich cookies, like Oreos, in candy. Each mold can make three daisies and three roses. These daisy molds are larger than the Dancing Daisies I showed at the beginning of this post. Remembering the request I got for crayons that are easier for little kids to hold, I hope to find some more of these before next Easter.
Oh! Maybe I’ll use the rose molds for Valentine’s Day crayons next year. I already have two sizes of heart molds too!
O.K. Are you ready to see lots of pretty, pretty daisy and Easter egg crayons?
I’ll start with one trayful.
Aren’t they beautiful?! Isn’t it amazing what you can make out of junky worn out crayons!!??!! I just loooove turning trash into treasure.
Our parson’s bench is just big enough to hold all four trays of egg and daisy crayons!
Of course no Easter Crayon Collection would be complete without Bunnies! I used every brown and black crayon I had to make Bunnies, solid brown ones and black ones with white spots.
Each tagged and tied bag holds two Easter eggs, two small and one large daisy and, of course, a Bunny!
Forty-five little bags of crayons ready for the Easter Bunny to put in foster kids’ baskets!! YAY!
Happy Easter Everyone!!