Not too long ago I wrote about the shoe boxes of broken and discarded crayons that take up residence in my home. I thought they just might sit there forever but thanks to a recent project from my favorite playdate crew, Kulinary Kids, I was reminded of a great way to recycle all of those rejected nubs. This project is SO so easy to do and great fun for your kids. All you really need is a mini-muffin tin (or other shaped tin pan). Here’s how to do it…
Step 1: Peel paper labels off crayons, break up crayons into small pieces and distribute into muffin tin (filling cup to the top). Then place in 275°F oven.
Step 2: Melt — for around 15 minutes
Step 3: Let muffin tin cool for about 25 minutes. Then place tin in your refrigerator or freezer for about 5-10 minutes. If you place in the refrigerator/freezer before cooled — the muffins may crack from the extreme temp.
(Photo and instructions from Instructables.)