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Make Your Own Recycled Rainbow Crayons

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17/01/2018

Do you have broken or unused crayons? Ready to put them in the bin? DON’T!

Did you know you can turn old, broken crayons into brand new ones just at home and only takes 20 minutes! Recycled crayons!

You can create beautiful, multicoloured ones in all different shapes.

Recycled Crayons

What you need

  • Old or broken crayons (if you have whole crayons, snap them up as small as possible)
  • Oven preheated to 130°c
  • Baking Mould (we used a metal muffin case but you can get shaped silicone trays for baking)

We had a box of slightly broken crayons so we broke them up into small pieces so we had a bowl full of mismatch colours, shapes and sizes.

Recycled Crayons

Now grab your mould, we are just using an old muffin tray, and fill up the cups as even as you can.  We made multicoloured crayons by mixing our broken ones all together. But if you would like to make separate colours you could group the same colours in individual cups.

You can get some amazing shaped silicone moulds, Lego bricks, flowers, hearts etc.

Recycled Crayons

Then place your mould into a preheated oven on 130°c for 15-20 minutes. Try not to touch them while they are in, they are ready to come out once all the wax has melted.  We sat and watched them melt through the oven door, my LG was absolutely fasciated!

Recycled Crayons

Let them cool and harden, that shouldn’t take too long. Because we used the muffin tin, once they had hardened we had to bang them out of the cups ever so slightly. Silicone moulds will be alot easier to get out.

You have made your own crayons! Watch your little ones enjoy their recycled crayons that change colour as they mark make 😊

Recycled Crayons

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