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DIY Replica Crayon Rings…A New Life for Broken Crayons!

The DIY Concrete Ring Kit is the gift that keeps on giving. You can reuse your high quality silicone mould to create replica rings.

Broken Crayons? Don’t throw them away; my favourite trick is to create a replica crayon ring, providing a beautiful juxtaposition between the permanency of concrete and the temporality of wax.

Creating these multi-coloured rings is the perfect way to involve your family (kids love this one!) or create gifts for other people.

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What you will need:

1. Oven
 2. Broken Crayons
 3. Scissors and/or kitchen knife
 4. Silicone Mould/s (supplied with your DIY Concrete Ring Kit)
 5. As many broken/unwanted crayons as you can find!
 6. Oven mitt
 7. Freezer
 8. 1200 grade Sandpaper (optional, supplied with your DIY Concrete Ring Kit)

Instructions:

Step 1: Collect your broken crayons and preheat oven to  250 degrees F. Remove and peel any paper enclosing your crayons. You can discard this.

Step 2: Break the crayons into small pieces. Use a kitchen knife or scissors to chop and shave the crayons so they will fit into the silicone mould/s. Smaller bits will also melt more quickly in the oven and therefore have less time to bleed into the neighbouring colours (creating a more defined multi-colour effect)

Step 3: Fill your silicone mould/s with the chopped crayon pieces. Mix the colours as you like. Be sure to slightly overfill each mould as the crayons will melt down and take up less space.

Step 4: Using your oven mitt, place the mould/s onto a baking tray to avoid any spillage of contents or your silicone mould falling through the oven racks. Bake for approx. 10-15 minutes, or until crayons are completely melted.

Step 5: Using your oven mitt carefully remove the tray from the oven. Transfer your mould/s into the freezer for approx. 30 minutes in order to firm up.

Step 6: Remove the mould/s from the freezer. If the bottom of the mould/s are cool then you can release the crayons from the mould. Peel the mould away from your crayon ring by pulling down on the 4 edges of the mould. Manoeuvre the crayon ring from your mould by pushing up from the bottom. It should easily pop free.

Step 7 (Optional): And thats it, you now have your very own crayon ring! Ready to wear and draw on the fly. If you would like to make your ring nice and smooth you can sand the top, bottom and side faces with 1200 grade sandpaper. Place the sandpaper on a flat, even surface. Carefully sand the top and bottom faces of your ring. Sand the faces by holding the sandpaper steady and move the ring in a small circular motion with light, consistent pressure. Hold your ring in one hand and move the sandpaper around the side faces of your ring.

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