Saturday, June 19, 2010

What to do with those tiny crayon leftovers

Melt them down and make bigger crayons!
(I have to attribute this one to my mom, who told me about it).

This is SO easy and quick.

Take all those little crayon pieces and place in a muffin tin, either in cups or line the sides of the tin with Pam.  Fill until the tins are half full.  Can be a large tin (for older kids) or small tin (for toddler hands).  Sorry the picture is sideways.

Next, place in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until just melted but not overmelted so that the wax separates from the colorant.  DO NOT STIR!

Let cool (about one hour) and then voila!  Big colorful crayons that your kids will love!

Have a great Saturday y'all! 


  1. I think I know what I'm going to do with all those crayon stubs in my sunday school classroom. Wonderful idea!

  2. My big sister is a genius! I bow at your feet. GW

  3. What a fun idea!

  4. I just love it - i am going to have to try that this week

  5. You are so smart and I'm sure Lallie loves coloring this those!

  6. this is SUCH a cute project! loving the idea — thank you for sharing!

  7. That is the neatest thing! I'm going to do that with all of my leftovers too. Thanks for sharing such a cool idea! :)