Lego Party: The Favors, Part 1

Hey, friends!  Guess what?  Next month, my sweet Little Crafter turns FOUR years old!  Where does the time go?!  He wanted to have a little get-together with some of his friends to celebrate on the actual day, so he made his own guest list and chose his own theme…a Lego Extravaganza!  Of course, I scoured Pinterest and found a ton of fun ideas.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you the details and the how-to’s as his party comes together. 

First, the favors.  The other day, we visited a LEGO store in the mall near my in-laws’ house.  Much to my excitement, they had silicon molds {they called them ice cube trays} of the little mini-figures!  I’ve seen tutorials a all over the internet for melted shaped crayons, so we decided to give it a try…and here they are!

Lego Miniature silicon mold

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200.  Peel your crayons.  This part is kind of a pain, but if you have a little helper, it goes faster…sort of.

STEP 2: Break crayons and put into mold.

For this particular mold, I found that it takes 4/5 of a full crayon to make one Lego man.  We broke the crayons into five pieces, put four of each in the mold, then saved the extras to combine and make some cool swirly looking multi-colored ones.

STEP 3: Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes or until wax is totally melted.  I put a metal baking sheet under my silicon mold in the oven to keep it flat and catch any mess.
STEP 4: Remove from oven and place in refrigerator or freezer to help wax harden.  When hardened, remove from mold.
Popping these guys out of the mold without breaking their little heads off was the most difficult part of the whole process.  Each time we filled the tray, it made eight mini men, and each time, I broke at least one, if not two of them when I tried removing them.  There’s a trick to getting them out, I’m sure, and if I knew what it was, I’d tell you…
Anyway, here they are:
I would have loved to have another mold or two to speed up the process, but since they were $7.99 a piece, I stuck with just one for non-edible things like this and one for edible things.  No way was I buying more than that. 
I love the way these turned out and can’t wait to come up with a cute little way to package them for LC’s buddies!  Come back tomorrow to see what else we did with our other minifigure mold…

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  1. Remove the paper more easily by slicing the paper the length of the crayon with a razor blade. To get lots of free crayons, ask the primary teachers ahead of time if you can have the crayons at the end of the school year – they throw them away. (The teacher I asked got them from all the pre, kindergarten, & 1st grade classes – and I got a TON! This school also threw them away at Christmas to start the new term with new crayons.)

  2. Just when I think I’ve seen the cutest thing, something like this comes along. How perfect for your theme, and that your little guy could help make the favors! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Amy- these are so FUN!! Love all the colors you used. And I’ve totally been there with popping crayons out of molds…I feel your pain! Thanks so much for linking up to Mop It Up Mondays…I’m featuring you tomorrow night!


  4. I’m contemplating doing a Lego party for my youngest this year and wanted to do the Lego mini figure crayons since we have an over abundance of crayons, (I already have the molds, I use them to make chocolate minifigures). So thank you for taking the time to write up such clear instructions!

  5. This is a really neat idea. Imagine the uses for these molds, with crayons, soap, anything. And any shape available would work. I’m wondering how well they color. Who cares? they’r just so cute!

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