It’s a wonderful day when you learn how to melt crayons. However, unless you’ve got the key to your favorite liquid chocolate, it’s difficult to get there. While that may be true, there are techniques that you can use in order to melt that magical melted chocolate and make your projects come out perfect. Take a look at these tips.
If you’re using an oven to melt the crayons, be sure that the oven is set to broil. The heat is enough to speed up the melting process. Just set the oven to medium heat, turn it off, and place a rack in the oven so that the baking tray is directly on the heat source. Once you’re ready to melt the crayons, pour them into the pan. If you don’t have a big enough pan for the crayons, you can put them in a baking sheet instead.
Then, place them in the oven. If you want, you can even keep the tray on the pan. Doing so will ensure that the tray remains hot, which will speed up the melting process.
When the chocolate is done, take the tray out of the oven and let it cool down. While the chocolate is cooling down, you can now cut the crayons into the required size pieces. While they’re still warm, you can rub them with the melted chocolate. Remember that the chocolate should be warm, not hot. Rubbing chocolate is meant to be used after it has cooled down.
After the chocolate has cooled down, it’s time to start doing the rest of the projects. Let the crayons dry completely before you stick them in the melted chocolate, otherwise you’ll end up with an over-saturated mess. Be sure to save a little of the melted chocolate as well, because it helps to give some texture to the finished project.
You can then proceed to apply the next color on the crayons. If you want to add a design, just use the chocolate to draw it on with a spoon. Using a paintbrush is fine too, but try to avoid sharp edges. Also, you might want to use an additional layer of chocolate as this will give your drawing the texture that you want.
While you’re adding more colors, you might also want to add an extra coat of chocolate to the crayons. This will help them dry more quickly. This is a good time to use the leftover crayons as scrap paper.
Now that you know how to melt crayons, all you need to do is to get out the saw and paper. The coolest part about this technique is that you don’t need any special skills in order to do this. You might think that the process is tedious, but it really isn’t.