How To Make Simple Recycled Crayons For Your Children

If your house if like most, you have lots of broken crayon pieces in the art bin. Here is a fun way to recycle those broken pieces into new fun chunky crayons.

Instructions:

1. Gather all of the broken crayon pieces and remove the paper and break into smaller pieces.

2. Spray a mini muffin tin with vegetable oil (you could also use a candy or soap mold) and fill each spot to the top with different colors crayon pieces.

3. Bake at 275° for 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven and swirl with a toothpick if you would like or leave them as is.

4. Let cool and pop them out.

These are perfect for smaller hands and are so much fun to make with your children. We use these in goodies bags for birthday parties and holidays.

photo via flickr

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6 Responses to How To Make Simple Recycled Crayons For Your Children

  1. one4earth May 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    this has to be the neatest thing I have heard of in a very long time!!!! so cool!

  2. Sweet Greens May 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi one4earth,
    They are super fun to make!
    xo.

  3. J.Danger May 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    This one looks super fun!

  4. Sweet Greens May 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi J.Danger,
    They are a lot of fun. You will enjoy them.
    xo.

  5. GibbonsFam May 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    hi there! I have made these before with candy molds and they turn out super cute! great to give as party favors!

  6. Sweet Greens May 20, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    Hi GibbonsFam,
    Candy molds is a great idea. Thank you.
    xo.

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