DIY: Recycle Broken Crayons
Today, I will show you a way to recycle broken crayons!
If you find yourself having a hard time throwing broken crayons away then this tutorial is for you!
A couple of weeks ago, I found a tutorial to melt crayons in cookie cutters. I wanted to make new crayons and put them in Coral’s Christmas stocking. It was a major fail!
Melted crayons went all over the pan and cookie cutters. I used my fingernails to remove the melted crayons off the pan. My fingernails were colorful for two days. I threw all melted crayons parts on a plate and left it there for a couple of weeks. I couldn’t bring myself to throw these away because I was determined to make the melted crayons useful again.
After a couple of weeks, I realized I had a mini cupcake/muffin pan in my kitchen. DUH!
-For this project, you will need broken crayons, non-stick spray, a mini cupcake/muffin pan and obviously, an oven.-
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So, I preheated the oven at 300 degrees, sprayed the pan with non-stick oil and broke apart the melted crayons into smaller parts. I tried my best to put similar colors in each spot so they would not become a brown mess.
Leave it in the oven for about 5-8 minutes. Mine melted completely in 6 minutes. Carefully, take the pan out of the oven and place it on the kitchen counter to cool off.
I left it to cool off for about 20 minutes and moved the pan to the freezer for about an hour. Once the melted crayons are frozen, they will be easier to pop off from the pan.
Examine your brand new colorful crayons in awe! Some of the recycled melted crayons looked ugly, but most of the new crayons were vibrant and gorgeous.
Which one is your favorite?! Mine is the swirly orange, pink & white one in the last picture, top left.