I've seen similar projects all over blogland but thought I'd try my own twist at it. I pulled out my Pampered Chef Silicon cupcake sheet and set to work by lightly spraying my "flowers."
I had a couple helpers when I start out peeling the crayons but quickly lost my daughter and her friend to better pastures. When my boys got home from school, I enlisted their help and made great progress. I tried just using the broken crayons and sorting by colors. If I noticed we were short on a color, I used an unbroken crayon. I gotta say, I'm finally glad that I saved all those restaurant crayons. I just hated the thought of them throwing perfectly usable crayons away, so I would stuff them in my purse, hoping I would find a use for my rather large stash of crayons (this is only half of what we have)
I melted the crayons for 15-20 minutes in the oven at 275 degrees. Once my buzzer went off, I set the crayons in the garage to harden. I figured they would be safer there than in the freezer or fridge.
Because I was working with silicon, I was able to just "pop" out my flowered crayons. It was so heavenly easy. If you live nearby, I would gladly loan you my pan.
My 10-yr-old son took several to school and all his friends wanted one. Now he knows what he's doing for Valentine's Day. Score!