Be honest! Somewhere in your house, maybe in a bottom drawer or on a top closet shelf, you have a secret stash of used and abused crayons. Some are broken, others have lost their wrappers, and none of them have their bright, vibrant color they did the day they came out of the box. I have stared that our bin of neglected crayons time and time again. Being the frugal mom that I am, I just couldn't toss them. I always kept telling myself that someday I would find a use for them. Today is that day!!!
My children love our Recylced Crayons! I also love that they can help create them because this process is SO easy!
Follow these four simple steps for Recycled Crayons and watch those old, washed-up crayons come to life!
STEP 1: Remove all the wrappers from the crayons.
STEP 2: Break the unwrapped crayons in to pieces about 1 inch long.
STEP 3: Place them into a cupcake pan, lined with cupcake papers.
STEP 4: Baked at 350 degrees for 15 mins.
Bada-bing, bada-boom! Brand new crayons!!!
There are so many reasons why I like this project! The most exciting part for me is watching my kiddos' faces as they look into the oven and watch the crayons melt together! Magic before their eyes! They also love to experiment by mixing different colors together! It usually turns into a competition, and I am forced to choose the winner of the batch!
The second reason that I love our Recycled Crayons is because they are so much easier to work with for our two younger children. Instead of focusing on holding those skinny little crayons, they have something larger to hold on to and color with! The gorgeous creations are endless and will forever wallpaper our refridgerator! Now it is your turn! Happy Melting!
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I have never seen these done in paper liners. Love it. Pinned!
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It definitely helps with the cleanup! And the kids love it!
I guess if you have a mini cupcake or heart-shaped pan you could use that too? But wonder if they'd be hard to remove?
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I have never tried them without liners, but I don't see why they would stick. Seeing that they are wax, I would think they would just pop out! If you ever give it a try, please let me know!
Great idea! Yes. I have a 3yr old and a drawer.... I should do this!
Thanks for sharing!
Holly @ Creatively Living
Each time I do this, I get a sense of accomplishment! Way better than throwing them away! And I know your little one will love to help!
Wow-- I really think the photos are also artwork here-- the vibrant colors really pop!
Thankfully I have a little photography experience under my belt! And let me tell you...taking pictures of objects is much easier that living things : )
Thank you so much for featuring my Recycled Crayons! I will definitely be linking up again soon!