Thursday, August 6, 2009

Recycling Crayons

If you have kids, you probably have 100's of crayons. And, you probably have 100's of broken crayons!! I had been collecting these broken crayons for a while and after a search on the web, I figured out what to do with them.

Empty Soup can
Sauce Pan
Crayons broken into small pieces with wrapping off - sorted by color
Greased Muffin tin or Candy crayon mold - I found one on ebay.

Stovetop Option
Place the can containing the broken crayons into the sauce pan. Pour some water around the can. This will create a double boiler. If you put too much water in the pan, the can will tip. If you don't put enough water in the pan, evaporation will occur and you will ruin your sauce pan. So, watch the water level careful. Heat the "double boiler" at a low/medium heat. The crayons will begin to melt. When they are totally melted, careful pour the liquid into the greased muffin tin or mold. Please be careful as the wax is hot. The crayons will begin to firm up again. Now you have brand new crayons!!! You can keep the colors separated or mix.

These make great gifts!

Here the directions to make crayons in the oven!  

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