Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recycling old crayons

If your kids are anything like mine, new crayons (or anything else) don't stay that way for very long! Im always finding bits and pieces of crayons in the kids' room...in the living room...on the kitchen floor and i know theres another half to that crayon probably hiding in a totally different place! So i found this cute idea and thought itd be a fun craft for the kids to do and a great way to recycle their old crayons before they get news ones. Plus, it was supper easy!

First, I had the kids peel all the paper off the crayons

Then i had them break up all the crayons, then i chopped them up, so theyd melt faster and easier.

I forgot to take a pic...but i filled cupcake wrappers 1/4 full with the crayon bits and placed them in a cupcake pan and baked at 250 for 15-20 mins. Let cool....remove the wrappers and THERE you have it!!

The kids had such a fun time making these and they had even more fun coloring and seeing all the different colors come onto paper at once! Its also a great way to get them knowing their colors. Have them name the colors or count out as they put them into the tray. Cant wait to make black and orange ones for Halloween!


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