'Package in clear plastic bags and tie with a ribbon for clever, inexpensive birthday party favors!
Start the search--collect all your broken crayons from the bottom of the art drawer and from leftover boxes brought home from school...Enjoy this quick and fun activity with your kids.
Step 1: ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
-As many broken/unwanted crayons as you can find!
-Refrigerator- To cool melted crayons after "baking"
Step 2: Remove the Paper Crayon Labels
-This is also a good time to break any whole crayons into smaller pieces.
Step 3: ARRANGE THE BROKEN CRAYONS IN a MINI-MUFFIN TIN
Try mixing colors for a swirled "tie-dye" look or make solid colors if you seem to have 100's of broken orange crayons!
Step 4: MELT THE CRAYONS
-The crayons should be melted in about 10-13 minutes.
-Only an adult should remove the melted crayons from the oven! Carefully place the hot muffin tin on a heat resistant surface and let 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. change.
-Invert the muffin tin onto a dish towel covered surface and the chilled mini-muffin sized crayons should fall right out. The dish towel lessens the surface impact as the crayons fall from the tin.
*Great way to use dull and broken crayons brought home by students at the end of the school year!
*Wrap the mini-muffin crayons in clear plastic bags and tie with a ribbon and use as birthday favors!
*Any muffin tin shape or oven safe candy mold will work for this easy project...just remember to monitor while "baking" if your pan/tin is smaller.
*Since crayons are non-toxic you should not have to worry about baking real muffins in your favorite tin.