Have lots of crayon stubs that are too small to hold on to? Don't throw them out! You can use them to create big, chunky crayons – and your kids can help.
Time Required: 25 minutes
- Gather up all of your broken crayons, and cut them into small pieces. (An adult will need to complete this step.)
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Fill the muffin tin with an inch-thick layer of crayon pieces.
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the wax is melted.
- Allow the tin to cool; then pop out the crayons, and they're ready for use.
- If you don't have a muffin tin to devote to crayon making, you can line your regular muffin tin with foil cups.
- Candy and soap making molds can also be used to create fun, shaped crayons.
- Recycled crayons make a great no-cost gift or party favor.
What You Need:
- Broken crayons
- An old muffin tin
- A knife