Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recycled Crayons

Worst picture ever, I know... but I wanted to share these sweet little crayons that the littles and I made over the weekend. Like many of you, we have an ever growing pile of broken crayons that are too small to use (or, in the case of my Curly Girl, that she broke to make too small for her brother to use...). Either way, I hate to just dump them, so we made some new rainbow crayons. 

This is the easiest project in the world! All I did was spray my crafting muffin tin with some cooking spray and fill each cup with pieces. I did try to break the bigger chunks in to smaller, similar sized pieces. I wanted to stick with similar colors, but the littles did a few of their own, and we have several rainbow chunks that they love. Then I placed the tin in an oven heated to 275* until they were melted. Sorry, I don't remember how long they were actually in there... you know how that goes. Once melted, I let them cool on top of the oven, and once the tin was cool, I moved it to the freezer until they were solid. They popped right out, and we colored with them right away! We sang the ROYGBIV song from Cat in the Hat as we did it, so I think it counts as a lesson too~ LOVE that!

So what have you been up to lately?


  1. What a great idea! Yes, Presley loves to break the crayons in half. Drives me nuts!

  2. I was so wondering what I needed to do with my broken crayons. Glad I came across this post!


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