Crayons can be expensive. Every time the kids break them they want new ones.
What to do with the old broken crayons?
How about make new crayons.
Making crayons is a very quick, easy, fun, and free craft you can do with your children any time.
Things You'll Need
- Baking Tin
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
Preheat your oven to 150 degrees.
Spray the baking tin with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
Break the crayons if they are not already broken.
Let the children pick what ever color crayons they like, and place the pieces of crayons in each tin until they are about 1/2 full.
They can mix and match colors, or stay with a single color if they like.
Place the tin in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crayons have melted.
When they are done, remove them from the oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes, or until cool to the touch.
Remove your newly made crayons from the tin and enjoy.
Tips & Warnings
- Silicone baking molds are a great idea as well. It is easier to remove the crayons from them. You can find them at some dollar stores. Many times they have cute holiday theme molds, as well as a variety of shapes such as the heart crayons pictured above.
- Photo Credit www.sxc.hu
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