Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Star Crayons

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!

Emily helped me peel the labels off of the crayons.

We broke the crayons into smaller pieces and filled our star muffin tin.

They are all ready to go into the oven.
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!

Our finished crayon stars!

Emily enjoyed testing out her "New" crayons.


7 comments:

Melissa said...

Cool! We made heart-shaped ones for Valentine's Day. They came out great, but I think I ruined my heart mold. :( The stars look great!

Christy said...

The stars look great! They would make great party favors!

Sharon said...

I've seen this done many times and it is such a cool idea!! thanks!!

Sherry said...

I love to do this project with Lu! So much FUN!

Sarah said...

So fun! I have always wanted to make these. I think the star shape makes them so much better than round - you have lots of points! Maybe I'll wait until I can get the stars....

Raising a Happy Child said...

I've seen that on many blogs and determined to try them one of these days. I am curious though - did they smell when you baked them? I am somewhat worried that the whole house will have a weird smell, because we don't have a fan in the kitchen.

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Really nice idea! My kids will love their new crayons in new shapes.

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