A New Life For Old Crayons!!
We have a huge stash of crayons that Emily has received when we go out to eat at restaurants. I keep them in a container but never really need to use them because we have our own stash of nice new Crayola crayons (They are the only ones we buy!). When I was teaching first grade, one of our Earth Day projects was for the kids to bring in something they recycled. One little boy made crayons for each child in the class by melting down all his old broken ones. I loved this idea and decided to give it a try with Emily!
We broke the crayons into smaller pieces and filled our star muffin tin.
I baked them at 225 degrees for about 15 minutes. I kept checking on them and took them out when they were all melted. After I took them out we had to wait patiently for them to cool off. I think we waited for about 2 hours. Then I popped them out of the mold and they were all read to use!