I don’t know whether the melt down process or the end product is the most exciting part of this activity, but regardless, it is a fabulous way of using up broken or left-over bits of crayons. It’s also a good lesson for your children about how to be thrifty with waste

You will need:

  • Left over or broken bits of crayons
  • A muffin tin
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Oven

What to do:

  • Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  • Remove all paper from crayons
  • Grease the muffin pan with non-stick spray
  • Place pieces of the crayons into the muffin pans. Mix your colours if you want a rainbow effect, or keep colours separate eg. All green pieces together
  • Place the tin in the oven for a few minutes until the crayons have melted – keep an eye on them
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the crayons cool completely before removing them
  • Now use them to create works of art