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Homemade Crayons

ages 2-6


Muffin tin, tin foil, non-stick cooking spray, old, broken crayon pieces.

Activity Detail

This is a fun craft you can do with your leftover broken crayons. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Get a muffin tin and line it with foil, spray foil lightly with non-stick spray. Then, take your old, broken crayon pieces (use pieces smaller than 1/2 inch) and put them in the tins. Put in oven and check periodically until fully melted. Take tin out and allow to cool. Once the crayon rounds are cool, you can take them out and give them a try. These also make great party favors!


amyanddaniel said:

I've never thought about doing this activity, but it sounds like a fun way to mix colors and make fun color combinations.

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

Andrea said:

This also helps kids learn that it can be fun to make something from scratch instead of running to the store to buy things.

- Posted on Jun 12, 2007

Ramya said:

Other Savvy parents recommend creating homemade crayons by placing all of your old crayon pieces into an empty soup can that has been set into a pot of very hot or boiling water. Leave the can in the water until the crayons have melted. Once all of the crayons have melted down, pour a good amount into empty film canisters and let them cool. When they're done, you and your child will have new bigger crayons with lots of colors.

- Posted on Jun 15, 2007

may.olson said:

Wonderful idea!! Great for all ages!

- Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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