Thrifty Thursday Non food Halloween treats and Teal Pumpkin Project
Provide goodies other than candy.
A favorite Halloween ideas is making rock crayons as trick or treat option. (see instructions below) Get rid of the leftover crayon nubs you’ve been saving and give them a new life. This also helps make Halloween fun for children with food allergies.
Don’t forget, if you pass out goodies that are allergen-free—label your house with a teal pumpkin to let parents know!
Check out the families that have already registered their homes as allergen friendly near you.
Remember to stay safe and have fun this Halloween!
Melted Crayon Instructions
1. Collect any stray crayons roaming around- broken is perfect for this project. Any color, any brand.
2. Fill a bowl with water and soak the crayons until the water is fully absorbed into the paper. This will make peeling your crayons much, much easier. You just want to peel off as much of the label as you can.
3. Place the pieces in a silicone mold (oven safe candy and soap molds are perfect) Don’t fill it too high or the wax will spill over.
5. Set your oven to 200 degrees. °. Place your mold on a baking sheet (in case the wax does spill) and put it inside until the wax melts. This will vary by oven and by the size of the crayons but roughly 20 30 minutes.
6. Once they are fully melted carefully remove from oven. Let cool. You can pop them right out of your mold once they are hard.
- Carole Zellers