Here’s an easy, craft idea that will help your kids understand the power of reusing things. It’s a way to Do Your Part and get more life out of your stash of broken crayons.
All you need for this project are:
• Old pieces of crayons, wrappers peeled off
• Aluminum tins to melt the crayons
• A candy mold, soap mold, candle mold, or muffin pan (optional)
First, pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. Then separate the crayons by individual colors or other combinations of your choice and place them in the aluminum tins. Next, put the tins in the oven for about 10 minutes. Once the crayons are melted, remove the tins. If you’re using a mold, pour the melted wax into the selected mold, otherwise let the tins sit on a flat surface to harden. You can also put the molds in the freezer to cool down faster.
And there you have it. Crayons that are brand new to the kids and perfect for art projects. It’s another easy – and creative way – to Do Your Part with the youngest members of the family.