Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Crafty Tip

Have you got children? Have you got broken pieces of crayon laying around at the bottom of pencil cases???? Then this week's Tuesday's Crafty Tip is for you!

Recycling your child's broken crayons!!!!

You'll need;
broken crayons (all paper removed)
flat baking tray
baking paper *
mini cookie cutters

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

Line flat baking tray with baking paper. Place broken crayons on prepared tray.

Put them in the oven for about 8 min. You will need to remain close by and check in on them periodically because they will melt quickly.

Once your crayons have melted, take them out of the oven carefully, and then take a toothpick and swirl the wax around.

Allow the mix to harden but not completely.

When you think the mixture has hardened slightly try using a cookie cutter to punch out a shape. It might take you a couple of goes until the mixture is hard enough to take the cookie cutter. If you muck up that's fine just put those bits in a snap lock bag for next time.

Now you will have some cute little recycled crayons all ready for your child to draw with.

*I use baking paper instead of oil spray so that the crayon wax doesn't have contact with my tray, this way I can use the tray for baking food as well.


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Beck said...

that is a great idea :) im sure my oldest has heaps of broken crayons around. Im definitly doing this one on the weekend.

Jayne said...

I see I inspired you to action. So amazingly easy, isn't it?? The stars look awesome Renee.

The Webbs said...

You sure did, I should have tried it days ago. I want to do them thicker next time though.

Anonymous said...

I saw an online tute for this that instead of cutting the melted crayons used a cupcake tray and put shaved crayons in their then put it in he oven to melt.

I so want to try this, i think i need to make a craft to do list!


The Webbs said...

Hi Kylie, my friend did it this way, just threw in all her boys broken bits of crayon into lined muffin tray then poured the melted crayon into a chocolate mould so she ended up with cute dinosaur crayons, they looks so good her little boy wanted to eat them lol

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