Tuesday, 13 November 2012

multi-coloured recycled crayons

I had an hour spare this afternoon, after a busy morning that included my usual Tuesday two hours at Luca's school library and then a dash to the post-office and library, and onto Ruby's school for a 'Thanksgiving Lunch'.  It was nice to get home and have a cup of tea and sit still for a while.

I spotted on Instagram someone had melted all their old little pieces of broken crayons and made nice chunky ones from all the bits.  And as we have soooo many little bitty pieces of crayons that never get used, this was a perfect little project for Ruby and I.  She peeled off the remaining paper from the crayons and sorted them into the muffin tin.  Fifteen minutes in the oven at 275 F (135 C) and our old crayons were liquified.  Once out of the oven, I left them in the tin for about 45 minutes to cool and then popped them in the freezer just to make sure they were solid.  They fell out the tin with just a couple of taps, and now we have lovely multi coloured chunky crayons that look great as well.  Job well done!


  1. We made these for class Valentines. Target sells at that time of year silicon heart shaped ice cube trays. We made a card that said you color my world.

  2. That is awesome! I've seen it done, but I totally need to try it!


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