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:
- Preheat the oven to 100°C.
- 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.
- Place the crayon bits in the mould and fill quite high – once they melt they will take up less space.
- 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.
- Once cooled and out of the moulds, let the colouring begin.
Recycling will help your kids develop valuable skills like learning how to be resourceful and to do more with less.