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Recycling Broken Crayons

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 3:30 PM


Kids love colouring with crayons (and so do some adults!) but often these become too small to use or get broken. Instead of throwing these bits away, why not melt them down to make one large mult-coloured crayon. It's easy to do. All you need are the crayons and a muffin or mini-cake tin. 


Here's What You Do


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. While they wait for the oven to warm up, your kids can arrange the pieces in the tins. ( I actually didn't preheat the oven. 
  2. Once the oven has heated up, place the tin with the crayons inside for 15 to 20 minutes. (I didn't do this as I was baking a cake and after removing it from the oven (and turning it off), I simply placed the tin with the crayons inside the warm oven and left these there until the oven cooled).
  3. Once the crayon shapes have cooled, remove them from the tin. If they stick, place the tin in the freezer for an hour or so and the crayons will pop out. 

Told you it was easy. These crayon melts are a great idea if you're taking the kids on a road trip or to an appointment where you have to wait some time. All you need to bring is one crayon melt per child as each crayon has multiple colours. 



Categories: DIY, Crafts

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