Now it's time for the crayon melting. This can be done several different ways. I'm just going to talk about methods that use a microwave because it's the fastest option. Keep in mind, you can also use a stovetop and double broiler though.
Crayon melting technique #1
This technique is the one I followed for making the small dome shaped crayons.
Take your small, broken up pieces of crayon and put them directly into a silicone mold. You want to kind of overfill them because when the crayons start to melt, the mass will shrink down. Place the mold, with the broken up crayons inside, in the microwave and microwave on high for 30-60 second intervals until the wax has completely melted. Times will vary based on how many crayons are being melted and the type of microwave you're using.
This method works best with silicone molds are pretty small, like the mini dome mold I used. If you have a pretty big mold, you'll want to go with the second technique.
Crayon melting technique #2
This technique was used for the large circular DIY crayons, that look kind of like planets.
Put broken pieces of crayons in separate microwavable containers, that can eventually be thrown away. I usually like to use only reusable items, but melting crayons really does ruin the container. So, I recommend using small paper cups or something similar that is microwave safe and disposable.
Place the container (with the broken up crayons inside), in the microwave and microwave on high for 30-60 second intervals until the wax has completely melted. Times will vary based on how many crayons are being melted and the type of microwave you're using.
For this technique, you can actually stir the crayon wax between each interval to help the melting process. You don't have to though. Stirring between intervals means that the color will turn solid, not marbled. So keep that in mind.
Note for either technique: The more crayons that need to be melted, the longer it will take to melt. So, melt in small batches if possible to reduce the amount of time that each container will be in the microwave.