Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homemade Crayons

Yesterday the daycare kiddos and I decided to make homemade crayons!  These are a lot of fun and the possibilities are endless if you have different shaped baking tins.  All we had were muffin tins so that is what we used.

Crayola crayons work the best, but I usually throw a few restaurant/cheap crayons in there as well.  This is a great way to use up broken crayons and those little bits at the bottom of your crayon box.  You will need to peel the paper off all of the crayons.  I take an exacto/utility knife and slice down the sides of the crayons.  This makes the crayons much easier to peel.  Break the crayons into small pieces and place in lined muffin tins.  Fill half to 3/4 of the way full.  Have fun with your patterns!!!

Bake at 250 for about 10 minutes, until all of the crayons have melted.  Take the crayons out of the oven and let them cool.

These are great for little ones who are just learning how to color.  They are large and easy for them to grasp.  Happy crayon-making!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't made these in such a long time. We probably ought to with our large accumulation of broken crayons.