Just in case you are one of these people organizing this week or you are waiting till actual spring or time for school to be out this is a perfect way to recycle your old crayons. By old crayons I mean these broken pieces you find in the couch cushions, under beds and maybe even in the fridge. Yes these can be reused just by being melted. Wax crayons are nothing more then wax, hardening agent and pigment therefore can be reused often. You can even mold them into fun shapes, but be certain to read the rest of this post to do it correctly.
First you will need to take all your crayon pieces and clean them from paper, stickers or whatever else you may find stuck to them
You can use up your nails and hours of time trying to peel them or you can use a sharp object to cut a line through and remove with ease
Choose muffin tins or silicone baking tins, preheat oven to 250 deg. These really cute ones I got from IKEA for a buck each. Fun right?
Place the broken pieces in the tins and bake
You can certainly tell that today Mama run out of coffee, or in the words of Forrest Gump “stupid is as stupid does”.
I totally forgot that these were ice cube trays not silicone baking molds, like these. It didn’t take long to realize that something other then wax was also melting. If I drank a pot of coffee before 9 am like I usually do, I would have melted the wax on the stove top and pour them into molds, definately not put plastic in an oven like a doo doo bird. I guess I could have also used fun candy molds.
Once they cooled off they looked really great and were fun to use. They can be made in every shape possible, even graduation caps. Not that a graduate needs crayons, unless you are graduating from preschool. Anyway, I am on my way to buy some coffee, before anything else happens.