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With the Melt 'N Mold Factory from Crayola, your child can transform Crayola crayons into their own custom swirled crayons and molded toys in just a few simple steps. This kit is safe and easy to use, and includes everything your child needs to melt, mold, and create.
Melt 'N Mold Factory, 24 full-size Crayola Crayons, two molds, and mold holder.
The Melt 'N Mold Factory makes it easy for kids six and up to create their own crayons. Children can choose their own special combination of crayon bits. You can encourage kids to choose high-contrast colors for the most striking results. Their custom combination goes into the melting tray--just turn the dial toward the on/off switch to make the pieces begin to melt and blend. When the wax is ready, kids can safely pour the melted crayons into a mold of their choice.
The factory comes with two molds your child can use over and over again. One mold makes new crayons in the traditional shape, while the other creates two ring-shaped crayons at the same time. Each mold snaps easily and securely into the holder and then attaches directly to the factory. For added convenience, the Melt 'N Mold Factory is powered by any AC outlet, so there are no batteries to replace.
To create additional fun shapes, Melt 'N Mold Factory works with any of the Crayola expansion packs (sold separately).
Crayola art supplies and activities help children express, create, and connect through colorful play.
Manufacturer #: 74-7060
Product Weight:4 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):12.8 x 10.9 x 5.8
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 152 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
Great product & a happy 7 year old!
I read some of the reviews below and people are giving it negative ratings because it didn't come with an additional piece... which it never said it came with. Overalls it worked...Read complete review
I read some of the reviews below and people are giving it negative ratings because it didn't come with an additional piece... which it never said it came with. Overalls it worked great, melted the crayons on the first shot, and made my 7 year old very happy. She loves coloring / drawing and this really helps saving all of those broken crayons. Highly recommended!
Most Helpful Critical Review
Not worth the trouble or price
This product was purchased as an early Christmas present for my 7 1/2 year old granddaughter. She was so excited to open and use it today, but was very disappointed after trying it...Read complete review
This product was purchased as an early Christmas present for my 7 1/2 year old granddaughter. She was so excited to open and use it today, but was very disappointed after trying it out for the first time. For starters, she had to wait through 3-4 cycles with the melting tray before the crayons were melted enough to pour into the molds. This process took at least an hour and a half to complete. After pouring melted crayons into the rather skimpy molds, there was a lot of wax/crayon residue to clean on the melting tray and molds before she could use them again. We found out that if you don't completely clean the metal melting tray after the first batch the next batch will not melt at all. The wax residue is also very hard to clean off of the tray and molds. She was also unhappy because there's a picture of a car on the box, but there was no car mold inside. Sadly, I found out that the car mold my granddaughter wanted comes with an expansion pack that you have to buy separately. Because there is a rather large picture of the car on the original box, we felt we had been tricked into thinking it was inside. Anyway, I gave this product 2 stars instead of 1 star because I feel the idea of creating swirly, multi-colored crayons is great, but the quality is poor. If you're like me and want to get your money's worth, I would not recommend purchasing this toy.
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By Caleb's mom
from Fredericksburg, VA
Comments about Crayola 1005900 Crayola Melt N Mold Crayon Maker Factory:
My son received this for Christmas and has been playing with it ever since. He's 4 and he's learned how to do everything all by himself (of course, we don't allow him to do it unless there is supervision). I don't know why some have said that it takes an hour for the crayons to melt - maybe they got a defective one? It takes about 10 minutes to melt, and yes, you have to watch for the light to go off (which indicates when to pour the wax) or else they will dry. But if you follow the directions, you will have some pretty cool looking crayons. I hope they come out with some additional expansion packs, because my son is having a blast making cars (which do not come with the maker!), rings, and new crayons.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It melts Crayons!!!
from Miami, FL
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It does what is expected of it. Albeit, very slowly and messily it makes the molds. The melting pan gets coated after several uses and you can either clean which is difficult or leave and get brown residue on all your new molds.
Waste of money!
from Boston, MA
This product was a waste of money. Followed the directions. It took over an hour for the crayons to melt. By the time they melted, they dried before we were able to pour into the mold. Basically useless now. I would not recommend. Way too expensive for what it is.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Nice product, My grandaughter loved it.
from Garden Grove Ca.
Took a bit too long to melt but with a little other distractions it was a success.Toys r us shipping was terrible it took way to long to get here , next time I'll spend my money somewhere else.
By Busy Mom
from East Patchogue NY
Wonderful holiday toy
best product ever
By the hard worker
Bought this prodcut as a gift and the kid absolutely loves it! As a worker I saw it and decided to get it since the price also wasn't bad, I would recommend it to anyone!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
needs both gender type of molds
By Mama of #1 kid ever!
This needs both type of gender molds for a starter kit. Didn't notice until after I purchased it that its only gear to girls with rings and oh! Crayon molds to make more crayons, lol. Now I got to go out and buy another boy gender mold. Which I would of done any how but just not this soon.
from Philadelphia PA
Looking forward to playing this with my son!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
If it could get a -1 star....
By Sound advice
from Miami, Fl
This product doesn't work. It isn't kid friendly. The crayons take FOREVER to melt, and when you try to tilt the tray, it comes out of place and makes a huge mess. It stays locked for hours after you turn it off.. We never made a single crayon. It's just too frustrating. Not what a toy is supposed to be at all.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
DON'T WASTE YOUR $!! IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK!
By Mom To 2
from St. Catharines, ON
This thing is a total waste of money. The metal tray that you are suppose to "turn" to release the melted crayons is extremely sensitive. They also fail to tell you that you have to HOLD it the entire time. A child cannot operate this, as if you don't turn the knob slowly enough (and even if you do!), the metal tray springs out of place and you have to shake the entire system to try and get it back into place! By then, the melted crayons have dried up and the finished product is ruined. This happened TWICE to us, so knowing how sensitive it is doesn't help prevent it. And I was operating it! Not my child. Buy something else and save you money, time, frustration and your child's disappointment!
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