Reviving Old or Broken Crayons

Still not sure what to do with the
Crayon paper. Ideas?

I stumbled upon this while browsing the Internet and I thought it was a great idea that combined the idea of the Crayon Rocks I talked about a while back with repurposing old, broken crayons. So I decided to do this with my son’s old crayons which were stored in a jar and actually pose a choking hazard to my 11 month old daughter so he doesn’t get to play with them very often.

place crayons of complimenting colors
together in the muffin tin.


     First I had to remove all the paper off the little stumps of crayons which wasn’t fun and I am still trying to figure out what I can do with the little bits of shredded crayon paper. If anyone knows if it is compostable or recyclable please let me know!

Anyway, after all the paper was removed, I took out a muffin tin and put the crayon bits in the compartments of the tin by complimenting colors. The last compartment was just whatever was left over. Then, I put the muffin tin in the oven at 250 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

Right out of the oven. This color I did not swirl together.
I thought it looked good like this.

When I took them out of the oven, I swirled some of them with the end of a fork and some I just left the way they were for variety’s sake. Then I put it in the freezer, muffin tin and all until the was was solid again and I popped them out and Ta-Da! I call themcrayon circles! (for the sake of my son needing a label because he insisted they weren’t just “Crayons”)

The finished product!
So easy and we saved a bunch of old crayon chunks
that would have otherwise gone in the garbage.

One response

  1. I LOVE this idea! I don’t have kids, but my mother is a pre-K teacher; you can imagine all the things four-year-olds do with crayons that they’re not supposed to, and how often they get broken. She would definitely benefit from this idea. It’s always good to meet other no-wasters! Keep the great tips comin’!

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