Monday, November 21, 2011

Make crayons out of broken crayons: Easy, Fun and Eco-friendly

What do you do with your kid's broken crayons? I truly think the majority of people simply throw them out. I know and I agree, they are annoying! your kid does not want them, they can't hold them and they have no other use! Well, the truth is that they do have some use after all, you can make them back again in to crayons, fun crayons!



We keep our crayons inside a big plastic jar and the little broken pieces stay right there too.



Every so often, I taken them all out and make funny crayon's disks with the kids.

Here is what you will need:

  • Broken Crayons
  • Cupcake tray  or metal candy molds 
  • Oven

Pre heat your oven at 300F. Get all your broken crayons and remove their paper covers. 




Take your cupcake tray and put some crayons on each individual cup. You can sort your crayons by color if you want to make one color crayon's disk



or you can put lots of different colors in one cup to make colorful fun crayon's disks. You can let your kids sort them to make their own creations.





Put the cupcake try in the oven for about 5 or 6 minutes, keep looking at them through the glass, if they are almost fully or fully melted they are done.

Carefully remove the tray (do not move it too much or the fun colors will blend).



Let the wax of melted crayons dry in a flat surface (about 30 minutes to 1 hour). Once dry, pop the disk out of the try by gently pushing the metal from the back, they come out very easy. Turn the tray over a kitchen towel carefully (they broke easy). Turn them around and you will see the lovely colors!






You can now use them for painting, just as normal crayons, but they will paint in different colors!!

12 comments:

Ana Laura said...

Muy buena idea, muchas gracias =)

Cristina said...

Buenisimo, siempre se ven esos pedacitos por todas partes y terminan en la basura. Esta idea es genial.
Saludos desde California!

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Eliana Tardio said...

I love to do it. I do it all the time for my kids, it´s the best way to recicle and make funny and colorful crayons! I love the pictures step by step! really and very useful post for any family! Thanks!

Adriana (ClayCatShop) said...

Excelente idea! :) Estoy segurisima que a mis hijas les encantara tambien! :) Feliz semana! :)

Viani Ortiz said...

What a fabulous idea, never ever though of doing that! I keep going to store to buy new ones! Thank you!

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Comiendo en LA said...

Se ven geniales. Qué idea tan original!

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Karina ∞ consaboraKaFé said...

Yo siempre los botaba cuando mis hijos estaban pequeños. Me encantó esta idea. Gracias!

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Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Que super buena idea! No sabia que se podia hacer esto.
Gracias por compartir!

S. Yissele Gallo said...

Me encanto la idea Carelys! Cuando llegue a casa sera lo primero que haga jeje...

Namaste!
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spanish4kiddos said...

Buenisima la idea. Me encanta que podes combinar tan lindos colores. Y tan facil de hacer :)

Party Artist said...

Gracias! De verdad es muy facil de hacer!

Turismo Online México said...

Hey! Qué original y sencillo! Y cuando se hace de colores combinados hasta parecieran formarse figuras! Estaré loca pero cuando ví la primera imagen pensé que era un dibujo de Supermán! :O

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