31 Days: DIY crayons


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About a week ago I told my Step Sister about how she can make new crayons out of her daughter’s old broken ones. Then a few days later we decided to make some together with my niece. She may only be 2 1/2, but she was fully entertained with putting the broken pieces into the muffin tin and baking her crayons in the oven.

She enjoyed checking on them and watching them dry after they were finished. What was really adorable was that she would walk up to the oven and go, “Oh! They are ready!” when she couldn’t even see them. I got quite a few giggles out of that.

 

Here is how to make your own crayons.

You will need:
Muffin Tin
Foil Baking Cups
Old Crayons

 

1. Preheat the oven to 225 Degrees.

 

2. Gather together all of your crayons and be sure to peel off the paper. If you leave it on it could possibly start a fire.

 

3. After the crayons are all ready I let my niece put the baking cups in the muffin tin and then we all started to ‘design’ our crayons. You just place the pieces wherever you want. The more variety of colors the more interesting your crayons will turn out!

 

4. Place the muffin tin in the oven once you are finished (we stopped once our cups were 1/2 full). Bake for about 20 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted.

 

5.  Once they are finished melting take them out and let them cool. This took about an hour for us. While you are waiting try showing your children the progress. My niece loved checking up on them and seeing them change!

 

6. Color away!

 

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