The Crayola Crayon Maker lets you be the mad scientist of color, turning your crayon pieces into new color-swirled creations. By melting down different crayons in the Crayon Maker, kids get to make completely original crayons with mixed color combinations. Creating their own drawing utensils becomes a new step in the artistic process. Recommended for ages eight and up, the Crayon Maker lets kids get even more creative and more invested in their own masterpieces!
| Crayon Maker |
- 1 clear, colorless 60-watt candelabra light bulb, small base (not included)
- Requires adult supervision
One Part Art, One Part Science
This wild crayon laboratory encourages kids to experiment with colors. View larger.
Built from durable blue-plastic construction, the Crayola Crayon Maker looks like a little laboratory, decorated with dripping ooze and scientific doodads. The kit comes with four classic-colored crayons, which you can break into pieces and mix together in the machine's melting trays.
When melting crayon pieces in the metal melt tray, the safety-latch lid stays locked for safe fun. And the lid is clear so kids and adults can watch while the crayons melt -- a hypnotic pleasure.
When the crayons have melted down and blended together, a yellow lever on the side of the Crayon Maker tilts the tray to pour the melted crayons into the molds. With two compartments, the melt tray allows you to pour two new color designs at a time. With four crayon molds, that's two of each. When hardened, the flexible plastic mold frame easily snaps open to reveal newly formed crayons with exciting color combinations. With their new homemade crayons in hand, kids will be ready and psyched to color like never before!
Kids love to play and experiment, and when it comes to the Crayola Crayon Maker, it's all about the process. It's fun to choose different crayon colors and watch as they melt down into neat new swirled designs. By the time kids get to coloring, they can be even more proud of their work knowing they made the crayons too!
While the Crayon Maker is designed well for child safety, adult supervision is still necessary and requires a little patience. Thankfully, this is a toy that parents can actually enjoy along with their children.
What's in the Box
Crayon maker unit, 8 crayons, 2 crayon holders, melt tray, and pre-assembled mold and frame.
The crayon maker allows you to create new, swirled crayon colors. View larger.
Create and name your own crayon colors by melting and re-molding tiny crayon nubs into brand new crayons. This tabletop "crayon factory" uses a small light bulb to melt the Crayola crayon pieces kids vigorously wear down as they color and create. Watch the whole process through the see-through dome that locks in place until the crayons are completely melted and molded. In about 20 minutes, you can make three new crayons in your favorite hues or create new colors by melting together different colored wax pieces. A "tip switch" automatically shuts off the Crayon Maker if it accidentally tips over. Put the finishing touches on your new crayons by writing the color names on adhesive labels. Set includes 18 labels, along with "cog and wheel" shaped decals for decorating the Crayon Maker. Requires one 60-watt candelabra light bulb (not included). Colors may vary. <li>Age: 6-14 years <li>Award: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award