For some of my Christmas presents I made my nieces an art smock and wanted to add something else with a personal/crafty touch. Rather than buy new crayons, I raided my crayon stash at work (I'm a full time teacher, so there were plenty of broken crayons in my classroom.) and had the kids peel off the paper for me. I took some silicone ice cube/baking trays from the local dollar store (and some borrowed from a friend) and made my own homemade crayons!
Note: This project did get a bit messy with crayon bits all over my kitchen floor and under my nails, so be prepared to clean up.
I baked mine for about 25 minutes about 200 degrees.
|1- Peel crayons, break into small pieces and sort into colors. Or you can mix up the colors if you like.|
|2- Employ small children to help you break them- oh, so much fun!- and then sort them. Talk about a learning game.....productive and entertaining for mom and kids!|
|3- Lay out your trays on top of a cookie sheet or flat baking surface so it easier to remove.|
|4- Let your crayons cool in the pans and harden. then carefully pop them out.|
|5- Sort them out into little plastic baggies and you've got a great little gift!|