This easy method for making your own crayons allows you to rid yourself of broken, old crayons while upcycling to make something new! Homemade crayons are also a great free party favor or school Valentine’s gift!
For homemade crayons, you will need:
Crayons, preferably used, broken pieces
Mini muffin tin
Making your own crayons is a great way to clear out old crayon bits, while teaching your children how to upcycle to make something new!
To start out, gather up your old crayons. Have one child break them into usable pieces (half a crayon size, or smaller). Other children can peel the wrapper off, and another can be in charge of arranging the crayon pieces in the tin.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
Select a mini muffin tin (a heart shaped tin works great), and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Begin the process of breaking, peeling and arranging the crayons in the compartments in your muffin tin.
Once the crayons are arranged in your desired color schemes, and the tins are full (or you’ve run out of crayons, either one), place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the crayons and place them in the freezer or refrigerator (or outside in the snow) to cool. Empty the cooled crayons onto wax paper, and enjoy your new homemade, recycled crayons!