Recycling Wax Crayons

Posted on July 17, 2010 at 5:03 AM

If you've got kids you probably also have a lot of broken and unused wax crayons cluttering up drawers and toy boxes. Why not save some money and the environment by recycling those bits and pieces into new crayons that your kids can reuse? If you have any candy molds, use these to make new crayons in interesting shapes (animal, stars and hearts are fun). For directions, Instructables has complete instructions on how to recycle your old crayons.

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If you don't want to keep hitting Next, allfreecrafts has instructions for both stovetop and oven methods. 

Caution: Wax is highly flammable, this is not a suitable activity for children. Never leave hot wax unattended and take all appropriate safety precautions to prevent fire or accidents. 

If you don't have time to make your own, you can buy  Eco Star Crayons that are recycled and non-toxic from Amazon for $8.95 US or from Lavish&Lime for $8.50 (not sure if it's in CDN or US dollars). Both come as a pack of 20 in a recycled cardboard container.

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Happy colouring!!

Categories: Wax crayons, Crafts

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