Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget- Homemade Crayons

26 10 2012

When I find old beat up crayons, I normally toss them in the trash and just buy new ones.  Since I had not been through my kids cyaons in a while, it seemed like too many to just throw away, so I came up with a fun project, making our own Homemade Crayons.

Items needed:

Old crayons

Cooking Spray

Mini Muffin Pan

First, Preheat oven to 200. Collect all the crayons that are too small to color with.  Make sure all the wrappers are taken off and are broken into smaller pieces if necessary.

Spray the muffin pan with oil, or use a paper towel moistened with oil, make sure to coat the entire pan.  You can also use a larger muffin pan with foil type liners.

Next, Fill the pan with the broken crayon.

Heat in oven for approximately 20 minutes, checking often during the process.

Remove from heat when a majority of the crayons have melted, but the colors have still remained in the original location.

Let the crayons cool.  Turn the pan over and the crayons should fall out.

We collected leaves from the yard and used the new crayons to make leaf prints.

What are some of your ideas for “Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget”? Post your ideas in the comment section.

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