Monday, July 5, 2010

New crayons

I had picked up a big box of used crayons at a preschool yardsale for 50 cents.

My kids lose crayons like they're going out of style so this was quite a steal! Then I saw a cute kids craft on another bloggers page (I'm sorry but I don't recall which one).

Here is what we did:
1. Peel the labels off the old crayons and separate by color into an old cupcake pan.

2. Melt in oven that is warmed to 200 degrees. Once melted thoroughly, approx. 10-15 minutes, remove from oven and let cool.

3. After cooled, place in freezer to easily remove from pan! They'll simply come right out after being in freezer.

4. Enjoy your new crayons!! These large crayons are great for small hands to color with.


  1. these turned out great! I may have to steal the idea.

  2. Thanks for the blog comment... so glad to find you!!! I love this craft. I did this with my little ones about a year ago and they LOVED it. so much better than throwing broken crayons away. :)

  3. These were lots of fun! I want to try and make swirly crayons next time with multi-colors. :) Will post pics if I do.