Recycled Crayons

Ever wonder what to do with those old crayons that continue to sit in the crayon container? I found some silicone letter ice trays on and thought why not? The hardest part of this project is peeling the paper off the crayons. This is where the kids come in handy. 

1. Peel and break crayons to fit into each letter. Most of them needed two crayons to fill them up.
2. Set the silicone letter trays on a cookie sheet.
3. Place in oven at 275 degrees for about 10 minutes or until melted. 
4. Let cool. 
5. Very carefully push the crayons out of the molds.

This is what they look like afterwards. Have fun coloring.

Other ideas to use these trays for are ice cubes, molds for chocolates, gifts for your preschoolers friends. You could even make the crayons in the molds then wrap up the crayons with a great coloring book.

If you don't have letter trays you can always use a muffin tin and do the same thing to make chunky crayons. You can even mix the colors if you want. I saw this idea on Make and Takes.

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