Ever wondered what to do with the old broken crayons laying around your house, in the bottom of drawers or boxes, rejected by kids because they are broken but since - you know - they're CRAYONS they still have lots of use left in them?
|Peeled, broken crayons
|Peeled, broken crayons in a heart-shaped tin
Bake the crayons in the tins at 275ºF for 12 minutes or until they are melted. I let them sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes after I pulled them out of the oven, then I put the trays in the freezer for a few minutes.
The freezer cooled the crayons enough so that they just popped right out of the tins. I turned the tins upside down over a dish towel (to avoid them falling onto my counter top and potentially breaking).
|Finished recycled crayons!
This was a great, fun, EASY activity and the kids LOVE the new crayons.
Do you have any other suggestions for using broken crayons? Leave your ideas in the comments!
Recycled Broken Crayon Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 275º F
- Peel crayons
- Arrange peeled crayons in muffin tins (be creative! use different shapes and sizes!)
- Bake in 275º oven for approximately 12 minutes, until crayons are melted
- Cool on the counter
- Stick the pan in the freezer for a few minutes and the new crayons will pop right out!