DIY circus crayon favors

Today I’ve asked the talented Bird’s Party to share her super cute and fabulously DIY circus crayon favors with us. 

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Homemade crayons make fun and economical party favors for any age, and it’s a great use for all those broken crayons lying around the house! I made these for my kid’s Big Top Circus birthday party!
 
What you’ll need:
  • Wax crayons
  • Craft knife
  • Clean, empty and dry can
  • Chocolate molds (mine is a Wilton’s)
  • Cello bags
  • Favor bag topper

And here are the easy steps:

  1. If your crayons have paper labels, take them off with a craft knife. Simply score down the length of each crayons and the paper comes off easily (NOT a job for kids!)
  2. Break up the crayons into equal pieces so they melt evenly, and place them into the can. You can use similar shades of one color or mix crayon colors for a groovy effect!
  3. Place the can in the oven on how heat (about 100 degrees) until melted.
  4. Pour the melted wax carefully into the molds until level and let it set in the fridge. (NOTE: Molds cannot be reused for edible items!)
  5. Once cooled, remove the crayons carefully from the mold, place them into a cello bag and add a topper.

Cute, right?

Thanks you so much Kim for having me!
 
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You can visit Bird at Bird’s Party blog for more circus party ideas! And as always, I hope you’re inspired!
 
 

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About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    Thasnk you again for this fabulous honor, Kim!!

    I LOVE your blog and it’s always a go to place for me when I need inspiration! ;)

    XOXO
    Bird

  2. 2

    Thank you again for this fabulous invite, Kim!!

    I LOVE your blog and it’s always a go to place for me when I need inspiration! ;)

    XOXO
    Bird

  3. 3

    I always wondered how people made shaped crayons. Now it all makes sense! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. 4

    Cute, cute. I have a sports mold. I think I’ll try them!

  5. 5

    Thanks again for sharing Bird!

    And so glad you ladies are going to try them! I’m thinking of making some Halloween ones myself. ;)

  6. 6

    Thanks Kim for the idea. My son Tristan is going to be 1 on October 28th and his party is a Circus themed Halloween party. These favors would be great for his older brother’s friends who are coming. I think ill try them with a mix of colored crayons on one shape.. You can check out my blog to see my envisioning of the Circus party. I look forward to posting pics of the party!!

    Thanks again,

    Danielle