Mommy Mondays-Recycled Crayons

Monday, August 13, 2012

I don't know about you, but I have about 10 pounds of crayons in a plastic rubbermaid container in my basement. I believe it's from years and years of our two boys getting new crayons for school. They are 14 and 16 now, so you can imagine how much we have stored!

I recently decided to check out www.sproutonline.com (Sprout TV is our kids station of choice). It's a really cool website featuring crafts, recipes, and activties for you little ones. I came across an activity that recycles your old crayons! Perfect!

Check it out . . . .

Supplies

  • Crayon stubs, paper labels removed
  • Zip lock bag
  • Rolling pin
  • Cooking spray oil
  • Mini muffin tins or confectionary molds (either metal or silicone, not plastic)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease muffin tins with a light spray of oil
  3. Choose colored crayon stubs and put in a plastic zip-top bag. Seal bag and use the rolling pin to gently break the crayons into pieces.
  4. Arrange pieces of broken crayon in the muffin tins.
  5. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the crayons have melted.
  6. Carefully remove the muffin tins from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Place in the freezer until the crayons have set.
  8. Turn the muffin tins over and tap the back of the tins to release the crayons.

This is a great idear for little hands that can't quite hold a skinny mini crayon. Pair the new crayons with some big ol' sheets of paper and watch your munchkin design you a masterpiece work of art!


Happy Art!
Michele

1 comment:

  1. Effective procedure i used it myself on crayons

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