Well, as you can imagine, we LOVE crayons. Interestingly, we haven’t done a ton of crayon projects on the blog! But, there are some pretty cool crayon activities for kids (adults too!) out there! Continue reading
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RAWR!! Does your child love dinosaurs? With C’s obsession with dinosaurs, I’m always trying to create new ways to explore dinosaur play and this was defiantly rip-roarin’ fun! I love crayons and he loves dino’s — it was a hit! Let’s dig into our crayon boxes and recycle all those crayon stubs, broken bits, or new crayons into melted crayon art — dino style! Triceratops and Brachiosaurus make a beautiful art piece, especially when the sunlight hits them! Continue reading
I love recycled crayon crafts or maybe just crayons! Muffin crayons are a simple, fast craft that all ages can benefit from ― even better. Of course, adult supervisor is required, especially with the little ones. This is a parent and child activity.
- crayon scraps, non-toxic only
- muffin liners or cooking spray (we used liners)
- muffin tin
1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
2. Collect all your broken crayons, peel the remaining paper off, and sort the pieces by color.
3. Break crayons into small pieces, roughly 1″ or shorter. (Tip: we did longer pieces and it wasn’t as swirled, so shorter is better.)
4. Spray tin with cooking spray, this will give you a smoother finish, more “puck” like or line with cupcake wrappers. We uses liners, but as you see, the edges are rougher.
5. Next divide your crayons into each muffin slot. (Tip: limit the color selection in each slot to 3 colors. Anything more than that will create an unattractive brown color.)
6. Fill your muffin tin about 1/2 full, equivalent to four crayons per muffin tin. We only did 2, so they are much thinner.
7. Place the muffin tin in the oven for 5-8 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted. Watch closely, they melt fast.
8. Take them out of the oven once melted (parent), then stir each tin with a toothpick to swirl the crayons.
9. Let them cool completely in the pan, crayons will be extremely hot! Then turn the tin over and pop the new fun crayons out of the tin!
C loved them! Although he’s 3 and still tried to put them in his mouth, so be careful.
They do resemble cookies, well sort of, lol! 😉