So this week I thought I’d post a fun activity that can be used to learn colors, counting and sorting. Do you ever wonder what to do with all those leftover broken crayons, here’s an idea…
How about making them last longer by creating fun new crayons with your kids.
Gather all your broken crayons and have the kids peel and sort them into piles (they can also count them).
You can seperate your crayons into color groups or mix them together to make multicolored crayon or a new color (if you mix red and yellow you’ll get an orange crayon, etc).
You can use a cupcake pan or candy/soap molds to make a pretty shape.
Preheat the oven to 150 degree.
Fill each tray about an inch thick with crayons.
Place in the over for approx. 15-20 minutes or until melted.
Allow the pan to cool and then pop out your cool new crayons.
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8 thoughts on “Try This Tuesday – Recycled Crayons”
I love this idea and want to try it when we get some broken crayons! J’s only 2, so she hasn’t had much time to collect broken ones yet. I also think I need to get an older pan. I’m assuming it’s not the greatest idea to use the same pans we use for food. I’ll keep an eye out at garage sales and Goodwill. Great post!
Aw, cool! That looks like fun!
psychmamma – You can also use cupcake foils to protect your pans if you don’t have an old one. Thanks for stopping by! :o)
that is an awesome idea!
Great tip and I’m going to try it soon!
okay, now this is way too cool! Can this be used with those flexible molds too?
Oh, by the way! You have just won an award!!!!
I love that! That is the coolest idea! How fun!
This is such a neat idea! Although I’m afraid if I tell my son, he will start breaking crayons just so we can do it. 🙂
Trish – LOL sounds like something Meg would do.