This is a brilliant way to reuse broken crayons – wrap a few rainbow crayons in cellophane and they make great gifts too.

You will need:

  • Broken crayons (any paper covering removed)
  • Silicone baking moulds or a cupcake pan

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 100°C.
  2. Break or cut up the broken crayons into small bits. The smaller the pieces are, the more you can fit into the moulds or cupcake pan. Mix the colours together – you can opt for a rainbow effect with lots of colours, or just use two or three colours in each mould. Think about putting similar colours together – blue and green or red and orange, for a swirled effect.
  3. Place the crayon bits in the mould and fill quite high – once they melt they will take up less space.
  4. Place in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, until melted together. Remove from the oven and let cool completely – this can take up to an hour depending on the size of your moulds.Tip: If the new crayons don’t pop out easily, try placing them in the freezer for a few minutes.
  1. Once cooled and out of the moulds, let the colouring begin.

Top Tip:

Recycling will help your kids develop valuable skills like learning how to be resourceful and to do more with less.