Saturday, July 11, 2015

DIY Recycle Crayons

During the summer months my kids go through A LOT of crayons, especially my 20 month old.  But, rather than her using the crayons until they are too small to use, she drops her crayons from her high chair and they end up in a thousand little unusable pieces.  I found myself with a baggie of little broken crayon.

So, I decided to go through our crayon container and pull out all the broken crayons and melt them down to make new reusable crayons. 

·         Cupcake wrappers
·         Broken crayons
·         Chocolate mold of any shape and size

Peel the paper off of all of the crayons. This is the most labor intensive part of the project. Then match up similar colors. You will need the equivalent to a few full size crayons. Place cupcake wrappers on a microwave safe plate.

Melt the crayons in the microwave until completely liquid – it took 5+ minutes to completely melt all of the crayons.

Pour into your chocolate mold

Let sit until cool

Pop out of mold & begin coloring

Happy Coloring!


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