I saw this idea from an activity book from our local library.
Do you throw away all the old broken pieces of crayons?
What about the crayons your little ones receive for coloring at restaurants – Do you leave them at the restaurants? I usually bring them home. I must admit, for this activity I did not have enough broken crayons so I had to take some extra small ones and break them up.
Take the broken crayons and the ones from eating out and (if your child already has enough) and make this simple rainbow crayons activity.
To make: Broken crayons – Remove any leftover paper from the crayons.
A muffin tin- lined with cup-cake liners for easy clean-up.
Divide crayons among holes. I used 1 cup crayons for a 6 hole muffin tin.
Set oven on low – I used 200 degrees. Place muffin tin in the oven and allow the crayons to melt. Check consistently. Do not stir.
When melted, remove from the oven and allow to cool. The crayons will harden.
Remove them from the tin. The photo shows how they look from the top.
This is how they look at the bottom.
Use for coloring. Little hands may need to apply a little force to get these to work.