Crayons laying around that are broken? Try this quick project with your children and beat the winter boredom blues.
I have to tell you. Little Miss Toddler had the box of 120 Crayons. She liked to dump them and run. I was tired of picking them up and I saw a friend on Facebook doing this project with her kids and thought YES! that will be great!
The first thing I did was to soak the crayons in warm water. This way the papers were super easy to remove. I peeled a few with out the soaking and it was a pain so this made quick of it. Just remember after peeled to dry the crayons off.
I sorted the broken crayons up by color into the muffin tins and filled them with the broken crayons. Easy enough.
Put the crayons in a 300-degree oven and watch for them to be melted about 5 -15 minutes. Depending on how large the tin you are using is. Mine was a standard tin and it took about 12 minutes. Let them cool completely. Once they are cool turn the tin upside down and tap the bottom of each round. They should pop right out. If they will not come out freeze for 20 minutes then tap them again they should fall out easily.
We had one minor casualty (One broken coming out) But look how cool it looks inside.
Here is a full disk. Giga’s magic impressed Little Miss Toddler.
I love the way the colors melted together.
Much better. She thinks they are cool and they are much easier to keep contained. They are also a nice chunky size for her small hands.
Have you ever made these? I think they would be neat to make in different shapes for holidays.