Thursday, December 17, 2009

recycling broken crayons you have as many broken crayons as we have? we tried this last summer (and just put our crayons out in the hot sun.) they melted perfectly, but we had only put them in a bowl, so the only way to get it out was to scrape it into a million pieces. this time, we did it per the directions. they turned out like they were supposed to, and the boys have already colored with them. i would love to figure out a way (with some type of mold) to turn them into an actual crayon shape. the discs are a little awkward to color with. guess we'll have to try again another day...

step 1: remove all paper from crayons
caution! children only last so long for this part, and you
WILL find yourself left alone for this fun task

step 2: divide broken crayons however you wish into paper-filled
muffin pan

step 3: put in the oven at 275, let them melt for 10-15 minutes,
remove paper and voila!

**something to remember: save some of those broken crayons!
they are great for practicing correct pencil grasp!!

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