February 16, 2010

Recycled Crayons

Easy activity for preschoolers, and a great way to use leftover crayons.  
 
Unwrap the crayons and break them into small pieces.  I put them into a silicon muffin tin, which made them really easy to get out.  But, there is still a waxy film on the tin.  So you might want to use a tin or pan from a garage sale or something you picked up for cheap because you may not be able to resurrect it.  Put the pan in a 150 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  Keep a close eye on it.
  
There was a slight waxy buildup on the top of each crayon when I pulled it out out of the oven.  I used a paring knife to scrape it off.  
 
Ta-da!  

1 comment:

Sue said...

Laura gave back her silicon pan because she said stuff sticks to it. At least now it has a great use.