Teach your children to recycle old school supplies. Use up those broken crayons--save them. Have fun creating new ones with your kids for a rainy day project. Kids can make their own unique colorful crayon chunks. The children will have a completely new set of crayons to create their next masterpiece.
Things You'll Need
- Broken or new crayons
- Mini-muffin pan or candy molds
Cut used and broken crayons into small, pea sized, pieces. Keep all colors separate. Allow your kids to sort them into the tins to create their own homemade crayon chunks.
Let your children decide what color, or multi-color, crayon chunks they want to make. Fill mini muffin sections with the crayon pieces. Create designs out of different colors that will melt and blend into one crayon chunk.
Put in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F. Leave in the oven about 15 minutes or until the crayon wax has melted completely.
Take the muffin pan out of the oven and let cool completely before taking crayon chunks out of the pans. If the chunks stick to the pan, put it in the freezer for an hour. The crayon chunks should pop out once they are frozen.
Tips & Warnings
- Let your children pick what color crayons they want to create.
- The big crayons are good beginner crayons for small toddlers.
- Use candy or other molds to create different shaped crayons.
- Homemade crayon chunks make an easy party favor for your child's birthday.
- Be careful. Wax will be very hot when you take the tins out of the oven. Turn off the oven and leave pan in the oven to cool.
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