Monday, February 7, 2011

Making Crayons New Again

I used to teach kindergarten (before Trouble). At the end of the school year I was always left with a huge bucket of old, probably half eaten, crayons. I made those disgusting crayons into 'new' crayons for the next years' class.
Here's a simple way to make old crayons 'new' again.
What you need:
  • crayons, paper removed
  • a cupcake mold pan, I  am using the silicone kind

What you do:

Arrange broken crayons in the cupcake pan. Don't over fill. I only fill 1/4 of the way up.

Place the cupcake pan on a flat cookie sheet, in a 200 degree oven. Watch carefully! They should take 8-10 minutes to melt, depending on the amount of crayons used. Remove pan when crayons are just melted.

Allow to cool, then remove from pan.

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  1. Hello! So Cute! I have been wanting to make some of these great crayons with/for my grandchildren. I even bought a pan of animal shapes to do it but I have procrastinated. I am hoping they release as well as your silicone mold. Thank you for the adorable inspiration :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Thanks for reminding to do this!

  3. This is a great idea. I love your blog!!