Friday, July 03, 2009

Recycled Crayons

So, as I said, there have been some periods of boredom over the past week or two. I made a list of things to keep us happy, which we ended up going through pretty quickly.

One of the things on the list was making recycled crayons.

We took our big bin of crayons and went through and found the old nibs and nubs. We took the paper off and broke them into pieces before putting them into my silicon tray.

You put them in a low heat oven for about 20 mins until they are melted and then you let them cool.

They make pretty cool rainbowish crayons in whatever shape you put them in. It was fun, but, it didn't take up that much time and it didn't really occupy the boy as much as it did me. Guess we'll have to start brainstorming for more kid intensive indoor activities and crafts.


Karen L. said...

This is a great use of all those small pieces of crayon instead of throwing them away. Looks like you could use a pan with small tube-like shapes to make more conventional shaped crayons ... although these sure make interesting art.

Leigh said...

i love this idea! brilliant!