Broken Crayons? I Have An Easy Fix!


Make New Ones!

Do you have an abundance of broken crayons? We did. And my girls avoid broken crayons like the plague! They are always bringing them up to me – my 19 month old saying “Uh oh! Trash!” and my 3 year saying “I cannot use this mommy. It needs to go in the trash.” Sometimes, they break them just for fun. *sigh* The joys of motherhood….

I have been saving the broken crayons and was looking in to those crayon makers but they are really really expensive for what they do. I decided to do a little research and discovered that I can melt crayons in the oven! The only thing I needed to do was figure out a mold for them. Well, at my in-laws house the other day, the girls were coloring and one of the crayons is a circle. It was a favorite of theirs and a light went off in my head – a mini muffin pan!

So today I unwrapped all the broken crayons, spread them out in a mini-muffin pan, and “baked” them at 275 for about 10 minutes. Then I let them cool and put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes. They popped right out and are a ton of fun! My girls LOVE them!


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