Another Christmas idea! These would make a great stocking stuffer!
Shaped crayons are very popular now! I have seen them all over the blogosphere, etsy, and local craft shows. Here's a quick tutorial if you want to make your own.
a plastic chocolate mold
a couple soup cans
a small pot
I use Crayola brand crayons, since they are less waxy than some cheap brands. I save them from restaurants so they are free too!
I use an improvised double boiler the consists of soup cans in about an inch of water in a small pot.
Let them cool until they pop right out! If your helpers are impatient, you can put them in the fridge or freezer for a couple minutes to speed things up.
We made ladybugs, butterflies, and one green frog. Easy peasy!