I always like to give my students some sort of small gift on Halloween and this year I am avoiding candy. They will get enough candy on this holiday and this way I don't have to worry about food allergies! This year I decided to make each student a small bat crayon.
Here are the steps to make the bat crayons:
Find a silicone baking tray and some old crayons. I found the bat tray at Michael's. It is supposed to be used for melting chocolate! My coworker had some old crayons that she didn't need, so I peeled them and chopped them up into small pieces.
I put the crayons in the bat tray, trying to spread out the different colors so when they melt they will be vivid and visible.
Heat your oven to 250 degrees and melt the crayons for 10-15 minutes. The length of time will vary, so keep checking on them.
Take the tray out and let them cool. I actually put mine in the freezer so they would cool down faster so I could make the next batch!
I have this free printable for you to use if you want to make the bat crayons, or give your students some sort of bat toy! Disclaimer: The photos says "We are batty for you, Love Mrs. Schenry," because I am sharing a classroom this year and we call ourselves "Mrs. Schenry"... its our names together! haha! The free download has different text for you. ;)