Before melting the crayons in the oven.
Into a 225 oven they went. After 20 minutes my crayons weren't melted! Seems like it happens MUCH faster than that when they're in the car! Not to be defeated by the now pissing me off wax, I started thinking again. Maybe water is what was needed again. I wrapped the bottoms of the dixie cups with foil (no cup failures due to soggy cups this time!) and added water around the base. So far, so good. Into the oven they went.
chapstick lip balm containers it went.
I rubber banded 3 together to give them some stability.
After the crayons cooled, I turned one to get it to rise. Um, nope. Not moving. It actually broke the turney thingie. Yep, no bueno. I thought about it and put them in the freezer for a few hours. After I froze them, I tried another and another, all with the same results. So... I have decided that this is a TOTAL fail. I took the "crayons" out of the containers and put them back into dixie cups to remelt later in a silicone form.