Melt Crayons to Teach Your Child Recycling
If you have a petite Picasso on your hands, you probably also have a plethora of broken crayons! Turn those scraps into a brand new, multi-colored crayon. Today’s craft will not only let your children’s imaginations soar, but it will also help teach them the importance of reusing and recycling. It is time to melt crayons!
What you will need:
How to make recycled crayons:
1. Let the kids peel the paper off of their broken crayons and break them into smaller pieces if needed.
2. Spray the muffin with vegetable oil.
3. Put the crayons in each cup of the muffin tin. The kids can help decide what fun colors they want to combine.
4. Have the adult place the muffin tin into a 275° oven for 7-8 minutes, or until the crayons are melted.
5. Once the crayons have cooled completely, pop them out of the muffin tin
The kids will love to color with their cool new recycled crayons! If you want to take recycling one step further, create a holder for their new crayons out of an old glass jar or metal can. Let the kids decorate their containers with scraps of fabric or old magazines.
Posted August 19, 2011