Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Recycled Crayons

Every year at back to school time, we replenish all of our crayons with new ones. However, we don’t just toss the old crayons. We recycle them into new crayons that are perfect for toddlers!
First, you need to peel and sort your old broken crayons and put them in a muffin tin.
Next, place the muffin tin in a 265 degree oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes. (or until just melted)
Remove then pan from the oven and allow the crayons to cool and harden. To make it easier to get the crayons out, I put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes or so. Then, just pop them out and color!


  1. I love this one. I've done it a few times with my kids and each time they have tons of fun with it. We even make 'crazy crayons' sometimes where we mix a bunch of colours together.

  2. This is seriously one of the most awesome things I've seen in a while. Thanks for sharing. It's a great idea. I'm a new follower and found you on the SITS forum. I'd appreciate if you checked me out

    Can't wait to try this,

  3. Such a great idea!!!! I remember doing it when I was little, thanks for the reminder!

  4. I love this project! Haven't done it in a while- but your pics are inspiring!

  5. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to appreciate this...such a great idea!!


  6. I have never done that before! Good idea Sandy!!

  7. What a fun idea! My daughter loves crayons but is always breaking them because she colors with just a little too much gusto - this is a great idea to put those to work!


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