Crayon Pretzel Tutorial

 

My daughter was two when I threw her a crayon themed birthday party. She’s five now, so I’m drawing on an ever-eroding mommy memory to piece together these tutorials for you. If you’re a scrapbooker or stamper type, you’ll find the crayon boxes a breeze to assemble. Not being the patient, precise, scrapbooking type myself, I thought they were a nightmare. The front of the crayon box involved a lot of Photoshopping of a crayon box image to come to my final design.


My daughter was two when I threw her a crayon themed birthday party. She’s five now, so I’m drawing on an ever-eroding mommy memory to piece together these tutorials for you. If you’re a scrapbooker/stamper type, you’ll find the crayon boxes a breeze to assemble. Not being the patient, precise, scrapbooking type myself, I thought they were a nightmare. The front of the crayon box involved a lot of Photoshopping of a crayon box image to come to my final design.

These Crayon Pretzels were used as party favors and were not only a big hit with the kids, they were actually very tasty!

CRAYON PRETZELS TUTORIAL

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Pretzel Rods
Wilton Candy Melts (5 different colors)
Copy paper in primary colors
approximately 4 cups of uncooked rice
Tape
large and small cellophane lollipop bags 
Crayon Wrapper Template
Crayon Box Template

LET’S MAKE IT!

Place rice in a shallow pan and set aside.

In a small, microwave safe bowl, melt one color of Wilton candy melts for 30 seconds. Remove, stir and repeat in 30 second increments until candy is liquid.

Dip first half of pretzels in candy melts, stick dry end of pretzel in rice & allow candy to set. 

Dip send half of pretzels in candy melts, stick dry end of pretzel in rice & allow candy to set.

Repeat steps 2-4 with all candy melts colors.

Print Crayon wrappers on colored paper.

Cut out wrappers, wrap around individual pretzels & secure wrapper with tape.

Insert one crayon of each color in a small cellophane bag.

Download crayon box template & following printing instructions onto yellow paper. Cut out, fold and tape (this was the nightmare portion of the project for me).

These are the stages of rudimentary photoshopping and re-design that I did to the crayon box. The front of the box was not printed on the crayon boxes, they were printed separately and applied to the box with double-stick tape. 

Insert crayons in boxes and wrap boxes in large cellophane bags. Tie closed.

For my Crayon Wreath Tutorial, click here.

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