Since I have so many used crayons in my house from my sister and I growing up over the years, I felt that their should be a use for old crayons. Continuously being bought around school time sales, I was clueless of what I would do with the older crayons that are now broken and worn. I decided on donating the finished crayon molds to a Hospital for children so they have a fun activity to do while being treated in the hospital. It is a very fun craft to make but at the same time it makes it even better knowing you are making another child happy.

Step 1:

Gather all your supply's. Most familys especially with children have buckets and buckets of broken old crayons. Turn them into something colorful and alter its shape. Not only will you be getting rid of your old dull crayons but you will be able to use them to create new crayons!  You will need:

-Several broken, used crayons

-Heat source

-Candy molds (small- medium sized) (Get fancy and use different shapes. example: hearts, circles, squares, )

-Adult to help  to supervise 
<p>Great summer activity, place the molds outside and the hot sun will melt the crayons, did this when teaching Pre-Kinder. It might take a little longer but it is a lot safer.</p>
<p>I like that you can use any mold</p>
Looks like a fun kid project, nicely documented. Perhaps standing your moulds on a large baking tray would reduce the chances of spilled wax causing a fire! <br> <br>Also, though it may be common sense and is clear from the photos, you may want to emphasise that the moulds need to be metal or oven safe silicone - many candy moulds are plastic which would melt.

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