Homemade Recycled Crayons

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As I was going through our crayon stash, I realized that I needed to do something with the broken ones, so that they didn’t go to waste. I found a quick and easy way to get them recycled into pretty new crayons, in a size that my toddler can appreciate and have fun with. Little kids will love these too, and it can be a fun project for children and parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, babysitters, etc. to enjoy doing together. Feel free to mix similar colors, or if you’re feeling bold, mix very different colors. I mixed similar colors, so that they would come out more uniform.

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From top left, going clockwise. – Grey & white, yellow & green, oranges, brown & red, pinks & purple, blues.

 

What You’ll Need:

Old and broken crayons.

 

What You’ll Do:

Peel off all labels on all crayons. Break crayons into smaller pieces. Set aside in dish. Get a muffin tin (or any fun shaped mold that is made to withstand the heat of an oven) and spray with cooking spray or oil. Place crayons in muffin tin according to the color schemes you prefer. Place in pre-heated 250 F degree oven for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from oven once melted, and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, remove from muffin tin and have fun!

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