Friday, May 25, 2012
new life for old crayons
KIDS AND BROKEN CRAYONS GO TOGETHER
We recyle our old crayons into new ones.
1. Take the old broken peices of crayons
2. Peel all remaining paper off of them
3. place pieces of broken crayon into an oven proof mold. We use a muffin tin and line it with muffin papers for easy clean up.
4. place in a slow oven about 200 degrees until melted together (about 8 minutes or so)
5. let cool
A word of advice. Do not stir or mix while cooling, (it makes the colors murky). Just let it be and let the colors blend in their own wonderful way.
You can make them all multi colored, or you can make themes. Some examples would be; fall colors, greens and blues, spring colors, red and green for Christmas. You get the idea. Have fun with it.
My kids love the multi colors. They get excited as it changes colors while they are drawing.