Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Crayons in Brown Bags

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  I am finally sharing one of my crayon projects with you.  I've been making these fun shaped crayons for the past year or so but I keep forgetting to take pictures.  These are for my son's Kindergarten class.   I'm at my parents' house since Saturday and I have to give them a shout out for helping with peeling the paper off of the hundreds of crayons that I used.  Once the crayons are free of paper, I break them up and put them in the jack-o-lantern shaped silicone muffin trays and bake until melted.  Then let them cool down before putting in fridge for a final chill.  The pumpkin tags are from the Cricut.  I used Stretch Your Imagination and used a clear stamp for the Happy Halloween.  I folded over the top of the bag and punched two holes through the tag and bag and then attached the tags with kraft ribbon.  I added Stickles to the stem and leaf.  I put the crayons in glassine bags before putting them into the paper bags.  It's a bit time consuming to make these crayons, especially since I only bought two silicone mold trays, each one has six pumpkins on it, so I could only make twelve at a time.     But the kids love them so that makes it all worth it!
Here's how they look, all packaged up.  There are 21 children in his class, so I made 22 of these bags.  Each one has 3 pumpkin crayons in it.

This is what the Wilton molds look like

I'd like to wish you all a fun and safe Happy Halloween!  Here's my little helper, Domenic, in his silly Halloween pajamas.  


  1. Melissa ~ OOOOMMMMGGGG!!!! First of all Domenic is ADORABLE!! LOVE his pj's too!!! Okay this is NOT only BRILLIANT but so CLEVER and CREATIVE!! I have to try this sometime!! Oh my!!! WOW, WOW and did I say WOW!!! Well you have AMAZING parents, not that I have met either one of them but your Mom ~ I ADORE her and I bet the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! LOVE them!!!! Oh the bags are CUTE too! Sorry almost forgot! LOL! I am afraid to ask how long these took to make including the bags!! I would much rather give these than candy!!

  2. Fantastic gifts..LOVE THE CRAYONS! and your little helper is just adorable!!

  3. Oh my gosh, Domenic is so adorable!! What a sweetheart!! His PJ's are so cute!! And these crayons are so creative and fabulous!! What a great idea...they are so fun!! I'm sure the kids love these!! And the tag is so awesome, too!! What a great project!! Happy Halloween :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. cool project and what a sweetie in those halloween pjs, hugs

  5. How cute! Fabulously creative idea! Bet he kids loved 'em. Domenic is such a doll. Love the pj's. xxD

  6. There's still crayon flakes ALL OVER MY KITCHEN! LOL! Good thing I love ya! They turned out really, really awesome. I think we need to do some Christmas shapes.