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Recycling Crayons

Kidoodle: Cookie Cutters for Crayons

At the end of the school year, teachers are left with bins full of broken crayons and a dilemma — to trash or not to trash. Some may recycle them into crayola muffins, but there's another creative way to melt those broken wax sticks into something fun.

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Take whimsical cookie cutters like hearts, butterflies, cars or dogs and fill them with pieces of peeled broken crayons. Pop the tray in the oven at 350 degrees for roughly 10 minutes. When they cool off, you can pop them out and color away with your new multi–colored chunks of color!

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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Actually theyre's a crayon maker from Crayola that does this for you. It's kid friendly so they kiddies can mix and rewrap the crayons. They even provide the paper for them with the maker.
Hootie Hootie 8 years
Super Cool Idea! Thanks!
Moms Moms 8 years
babysugar — my kids would love to color with these CRAYONS! I can't wait to make these!
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 8 years
It seems like you hit "post" before you were finished with this. What do you use this melty thing for? Is it a candle? A decoration? A multi-colored crayon?
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
That's a cool idea :)
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
tip: never put crayons in the microwave. my sister learned that the hard way when we were little. she tried to do this (minus the cookie cutter) and we had to get a new microwave. crayons can explode. who knew?
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
then what? they'll be able to use them as crayons again? sounds good!
TwistandShout TwistandShout 8 years
These things are so much fun. I ended up making a large unintentional batch in the car as a child... Don't leave Crayola on the car seat when you're headed to the zoo in August! ><
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