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Crayola Crayon Maker with Story Studio

by Crayola

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  • Create mini color-swirl crayons
  • Unique dual-ended crayon holder
  • Clear hood allows kids to watch while crayons melt
  • Melting and molding is fun for kids
  • Create fun color combinations by melting worn crayons into new color swirl mini crayons
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.4 x 9 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (China)
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004Z1JUJ2
  • Item model number: 03-9007
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,685 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
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The Crayola Crayon Maker with Studio Story lets you turn crayon pieces into new color-swirled crayon creations. Kids aged 8 years and up can make original drawing utensils by melting down different colored crayons in the Crayon Maker. With new mixed-color combinations kids can get even more creative and more invested in their works of art. Also, this set comes with a promotional code that allows you to access the Story Studio at Crayola's Web site for even more creative fun.

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Crayon Maker with Studio Story
  • Ages: Eight years and up
  • Requires: One colorless 60 watt candelabra bulb (small base); Phillips head screwdriver
At a Glance:
  • Melt crayons to make new mixed-color combinations
  • Clear lid allows kids to watch the melting process
  • Safety lid stays locked during melting
  • Crayon mold snaps apart easily revealing new crayons
  • Story Studio transforms photos into cartoon characters
Crayola Crayon Maker with Studio Story
Transform any picture of yourself into a cartoon to draw on. View larger.
Crayola Crayon Maker with Studio Story
Melt and blend crayons together to create unique mixed-color combinations.
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One Part Art, One Part Science

Constructed with durable blue plastic, the crayon maker looks like a little laboratory. Brightly colored decals feature science-experiment-themed scenes. The kit comes with four colored crayons (red, blue, yellow, and green), which you can break into pieces and mix together in the machine's melting trays.

A safety-latch lid locks in place to keep fingers away from hot surfaces during the melting process. The lid is clear so kids and adults can watch while the crayons melt in the metal trays--an almost hypnotic process.

Easy-to-Use Crayon Molds

When the crayons have melted and blended together, a yellow lever on the side of the crayon maker lets you tilt the tray to pour the melted crayons into the molds. When the crayons have hardened, the flexible plastic mold frame easily snaps open to reveal four newly formed crayons. Kids will be ready and excited to color with their new homemade crayons creations.

While the crayon maker is designed well for child safety, adult supervision is necessary.

Morph Photos into Cartoon Characters

Inside this specially marked crayon maker box, you'll find a promotional code to enter the Story Studio Play Zone at the Crayola Web site. At the Story Studio Play Zone you can transform a photo into a cartoon character and create, print, and color your own story. Simply upload a photo and use the automatic face editor to make your photograph into a colorful cartoon character.

You can also insert your character outline into a selected story that you can print and color. The stories range in theme from a baseball game to a haunted house to a pirate adventure.

What's in the Box

Crayola Crayon Maker with Story Studio, one crayon mold, eight Crayola crayons, two crayon holders, and instructions.

Product Description

Crayola Crayon Maker with Story Studio

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Customer Reviews

First, this does not come with a light bulb.
Miss Darcy
You load broken crayons into the top two trays and set a timer, which turns on the lightbulb for about 10 minutes until the crayons are melted.
Debra
It just does not make sense to reuse all your broken stubby crayons to create 4 new stubby crayons.
J.M.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

239 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Debra VINE VOICE on September 29, 2011
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This toy has a great concept, but that's about it. You load broken crayons into the top two trays and set a timer, which turns on the lightbulb for about 10 minutes until the crayons are melted. Then you have to manually turn another knob, which pours them into the molds. The lid stays locked for another 15 minutes until the crayons are cool.

I had several major frustrations with the design. First, the self locking mechanism is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. If you start the timer at all, the lid locks until it's done running - about 25 minutes. If there's a problem (e.g. you forgot some crayon pieces, the light bulb isn't screwed in all the way, your child turns the knob because they think it's fun, etc.) then you're stuck waiting for 25 minutes. I tried running it with the lid open, but the designers must have thought of that because it won't run. You also can't skip the timer forward at all. I know it's a safety feature, but children young enough to get burned shouldn't be using it without supervision anyway.

It's also annoying to have to babysit the thing. You have to really pay attention to when the light bulb turns off (it doesn't ring a bell or anything) or else the crayons will harden in the tray instead of in the mold. There's nothing automatic about it except for the light turning off.

Another major frustration is that the mold is only about the size of 1/2 a crayon (it has four slots). They include plastic joiners so you can "make" two full size crayons, but in that case, you might as well just use the joiners on your broken crayons and skip the mess.

As for the swirling... that's not all that great either.
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95 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Niksic VINE VOICE on September 28, 2011
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If your child likes to color, then your child will LOVE the Crayola Crayon Maker! It's a little tricky to use at first, but it's so fun. Basically, it allows you to take old, broken crayon bits (and what kid doesn't have a ton of those laying around?!) and turn them into new crayons. It's a fun process for kids, it works really well (the only thing you need to add is a light bulb), and it also teaches a sustainability lesson about recycling and reusing. This is definitely a toy that I recommend.
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66 of 77 people found the following review helpful By home mom on November 3, 2011
This toy is sitting in my upstairs attic. We played with it once. The smell was not pleasant, but I did not expect melting crayons to smell great. Biggest complaint was that the newly made crayons are two small half pieces held together with a plastic connector. The kids were ages 5 and 7. We thought using old crayons to make new "crazy crayons" would be great. When we tried to use the crayons the connector didn't keep it together and the crayola crayons worked much better as the original. The re-crayons were not coloring as well, no crazy colors like we expected. I was sadly disappointed. I love crayola, but buy your own molds and melt them down in bigger batches.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Miss Darcy VINE VOICE on October 10, 2011
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First, this does not come with a light bulb. The site tells you this, but it doesn't tell you that the light bulb is not a common size/wattage, which makes it very hard to find. You'll soon be running all over town trying to get one. If this review doesn't dissuade you from the whole purchase, be sure to order one along with the crayon maker.

Next, the crayons you make aren't full size. I don't know why this bothered us so much, but it did. It's not like you're actually making yourself a box of new crayons; they are smaller. It feels like a ripoff somehow.

Others have commented on the long waiting time. Plan on at least half an hour for your kids to say "are they ready yet" every 10 seconds. You can't make another batch in the meantime; you just have to wait.

It's extremely doubtful that your kids will want to do this on a regular basis. That means you have to store this "toy" somewhere.

If you search the web for phrases such as broken crayon crafts and gifts, you will discover that you can actually melt crayons in the oven or microwave. If you pour them into candy molds (think dollar store item), then voila, you have your own miniature crayons---in fun shapes, too. That's definitely the way we'll be going from here.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Buehl VINE VOICE on February 23, 2012
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I can remember recycling my broken crayons as a child. We didn't have fancy contraptions like this, just an oven and a muffin pan. So, I was excited to try this "crayon maker" by crayola with my 3 & 5 yrs olds.
Ugh, this was a letdown! First off, it's nearly impossible to figure just the right amount of broken pieces to use. Too much and it over flows, making a very difficult waxy mess to clean up. Second off, it takes along time to make just a couple of crayons. My kids and I were not digging the final result, the small, half sized crayons that require the supplied holders to keep together and are very fragile. The colors also seemed to melt together, so the crayons turn out one not so swirly color. Once the wax hardens on the metal tray it near impossible to clean off! Overall, not worth the effort.
My kids were bummed with this after being so excited about the idea. I pulled out our heart shaped muffin pan and they spent the afternoon peeling crayon pieces and filling the tins with their own mixes of color, and watching them melt through the oven window (in half the time it took this product! aprox 10min at 350degree oven). We set the pn out in the snow (freezer would work) and the crayons popped out with ease! The end result, ma thick, sturdy, easy to hold, fun shaped, colorful, homemade crayon!:) And, two happy little girls! All this with things you probably have around the house, broken crayons, a muffin tin and an oven! Trust me, the results are a lot better and you won't have to find a place to stash another toy.
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