Friday, April 29, 2011

DIY Family Friday Week #10

Hello and welcome to our last DIY of April! It's hard to believe that May is just around the corner with the weather we have been having! This week we're going to put all those old broken crayons back in business.

Old, broken crayons
Mini Muffin Tin
Cooking Spray

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Collect all your broken crayons and peel the remaining paper off of them.
Now hand them to the kids and let them break them into smaller pieces! 

Have the kids sort the crayon pieces by color.

Next divide your crayons into each muffin slot. Limit the color selection in each slot to 3 colors. Anything more than that will create a unattractive brown color.

Depending on how big you want your new crayons to be, add more or less crayon pieces to the muffin slots.

Place the muffin tin in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted.
 Carefully remove the tray from the oven.
At this point you can use your toothpick to swirl the colors together.

Let them cool completely and then pop the new fun crayons out of the tin! {Tip: If you want to speed up the hardening process, pop the tins in the oven for 15 minutes!}

{Another Tip: If you have fun shaped silicone molds, this would be a perfect project to use them on!}