Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Funday - Remixed Crayons!

Well that was a nice glimpse of spring, wasn't it?!  Now we're back to the depths of 
winter!  We're getting a little cabin feverish, and stir crazy.  
A fun and creative activity that we recently discovered was in re-purposing all those little crayon stubs we have accumulated.  

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees while the kids take the paper off the crayons and then break them into tiny pieces.  This can take a little while! My 5 year old used his hands, but my 11 year old decided using a knife was easier, and she's old enough to do so, other wise make it the parent part.  Fill the tins or oven safe molds with crayon pieces, arranging them in interesting designs and colour combinations.

Bake until the crayons have just melted,  about 10 to 15 minutes.  I found ours looked really watery when they were melted, and once they cooled, they had a clear wax layer over the top, but that didn't affect the integrity of the design, and the kids still totally dug them.


Remove the shapes from the tins after they have cooled. If they stick, place tray outside or in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons should pop out.  These remixed crayons change colours as the kids create their masterpieces, and would even make a fantastic and unique home made gift!

Have Fun!

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