Melt Crayons to Teach Your Child Recycling

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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!

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What you will need:

  • A muffin tin
  • Vegetable spray
  • Crayons
  • 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.

    What fun Going Green crafts do you do with your children? We’d love to hear about them!

    5 Responses to “Melt Crayons to Teach Your Child Recycling”

    1. Patricia August 19, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      I love this idea. I am going to try this.

    2. Carmen Ortega Nunez August 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      its Amazing!!!! I love this idea of ​​recycling crayons, is super easy and very
      fun to make with children. Thanks for such good advice,

    3. claudia August 23, 2011 at 8:59 am #

      its good idea for the kids learn to recycle and is fun too

    4. Emily Perez Crespo August 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      I love this idea! Its a good way to teach our children how fun recycle could be and that we can always can find useful ways to reuse objects. Its fun and easy!


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