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Recycling Broken Crayons!

I'm not sure about you, but in my home coloring is an activity that seems to get done every single day. I am a mom of three girls, and while my youngest is still just a baby... my other two are just like their mama. Crafts are a big deal here! With that being said, crayons seem to get beaten up fairly quickly. While they love coloring, I've actually caught my middle child snapping crayons in half... just.... because.... well... who knows why they do the things they do sometimes. But... that's okay! Broken crayons are pretty awesome and we never throw them away!  


If your kids are anything like mine:

  • they loveeee coloring and have an endless amount of crayons. Unfortunately (but not so unfortunately), most of these crayons are broken!
  • they prefer to color with crayons that are new and whole!

If you're anything like me:

  • you are sick and tired of buying new crayons.
  • you are sick and tired of having broken crayons all over their art center that are causing a mess yet are not even being used.
  • you don't mind/maybe even love crafting.
  • you welcome anything that will keep your children busy for any amount of time.

So what are you to do? Spend more money on crayons only for the cycle to never end?

NO! Recycle those crayons! It's super simple (and a money saver), but if you want some more pointers, watch the video below! These are also a great idea for party favors. You can mix the colors up to make rainbow crayons, or use one set color for each.

  1. Peel paper off of the old broken crayons.
  2. Cut & place in fun mini shape baking sheets or cupcake trays.
  3. Bake at 275 F for about 10-15 minutes (check every 5 minutes).
  4. Let them cool & harden.
  5. Pop your new crayons out & color!!!!
  • Materials Needed: Baking molds, knife, crayons
  • Unwrap and cut the crayons so that they fit inside the molds. Bake them until they've melted.
  • Let the crayons cool. Pop them out and color a masterpiece!