Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ice cubes in the oven

So I thought I might have another go at crayon melting with some cute moulds I found at Ikea. Only problem is, they are ice trays. They are, however, dishwasher safe, so they must be able to take a little heat ... right?

If I do not re-appear any time soon, you will know they produced hideous toxic gas which overcame me and my sleeping children.

16 comments:

linda said...

Hmmm...maybe wear some gas masks just to be on the safe side? Be careful there...
:o)

Sasha said...

If they were silicone you might be OK, but I think it a hard plastic. Maybe the microwave on a low setting?

Megan said...

Do hope you survived! Cute as shapes, we just do not get such variety down here. Which is okay, I'll just oogle at yours.

Angela said...

eeek! They are cute and you are brave! Get your fire extinguisher ready! Good luck.

Alicia A. said...

Oooo... cute. Hope it works!

elizabeth said...

oh i'd love to hear how this turns out. i would imagine that they would be okay. doesn't wilton make cake molds out of the same material?

great blog :)

capello said...

Who cares about toxic gas when you could have such awesome homemade crayons?!

jojo* said...

Are you still alive? Let us know.

Strikkelise said...

Wow. Close your eyes and think of crafts, eh? Hope it worked!

Btw I forgot to tell You, "everyone" in Norway bought their first pair of crocs this summer. As far as Norwegians are concerned, you are cutting edge.

Amy said...

?? I hope they work cause those will be some fun crayons!

bigbucketgirl said...

Oh my! You are brave.(trying to hide the fear and worry from my typing!) I hope you're still around to tell the tale!

beki said...

I've done that, but I used the microwave. My ice trays did melt a little, but the crayons came out okay.

Abby said...

use muffin tins or those cookie shapers (pics on William Sonoma website)

Poshyarns said...

And now I'm just aching to see the results so I do hope you have survived unharmed. I've been luck so far with everything I've microwaved on the understanding that it goes in the diswasher (which happens more often that one would think, surprisingly).

monica said...

mmmh... I would keep the oven on a kind of low setting... maybe the microwave? or you could melt the lot in an old pan and the transfer the 'gunk' to the mold afterward?

Interested to know the result!

caroline said...

hope you are all OK - I think I would have chickened out and melted the crayons over the hob and poured them into the moulds. OK the colours don't mix beautifully (without a lot of extra effort) but a little less scary.