Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Recycling Crayons

Don't try to eat these!  This is just for fun.  After picking up broken crayons again, the kids and I decided to celebrate Easter by making new crayons.

Removed paper from crayons.  Separate colors as desired.

We melted the crayons 2 ways.  For a mixed crayon, fill lined muffin tins with broken crayons and bake for 15 to 20 minutes (or until wax is melted) in oven heated to 170 degrees.  Allow the tin to cool; then they are ready to use.

We also used plastic easter egg shells using the same idea.

For a crayon with uniform color, melt the wax in a recycled yogurt cup or tin can over hot water.  When melted, pour into a candy mold (we used a recycle plastic container that made long crayons).

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