They picked through their crayon box to find the best colour combinations. Once they had the cavities filled with broken, peeled crayons, I put the mould in the oven at 375 degrees F. for about 10 minutes. It's funny how you can tell the cheap crayons from the better ones once they melt: cheap crayons turn very watery and lose a lot of their colour. Crayola crayons take a lot longer to melt.
The' newly designed' crayons came out looking like this:
Nice and bright but all the tails cracked off when we were trying to get them out of the mould. Now I know why it was at the thrift store!
Anyway, the kids had fun and they like coloring with the fish crayons. Next time we will pick a better mould.