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Colorful recycling, making crayons

recycled crayonsIf your crayon box looks anything like mine, you might be listening to the kids beg for new crayons on a regular basis. They aren’t shiny nor new, so for some reason they just aren’t fun anymore. Brighten up the coloring view by making your own fun new crayons – recycling the old used crayons your kids don’t want to use. You’ll have fun new crayons in 5 easy steps to making your own crayons.

Note: This project requires the use of an oven and baking pans (not to be reused for food)

You will need: 

  • old crayons
  • muffin tin
  • muffin cups (only if using a non-silcon muffin pan)
  • oven

make your own recycled crayons
How to make it:

  1. remove any paper from the exsisting crayons
  2. break into smaller pieces and place in muffin tin
  3. bake at 200 degrees until melted (approx 20-30 minutes)
  4. let cool thoroughly
  5. have new coloring fun

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