You know that huge storage drawer you have of your child’s crayons? The ones that are soooo fresh, sharp, and fun to use at the beginning of the school year? Then they come home broken, used, unwrapped?
Wait? Am I the ONLY mom who has a huge drawer of crayons in that condition? I’m sure not.
Anyway, I decided to create something new out of these old crayons-swirled crayons in the shape of a star.
*Silicone baking pan (I found mine at Michael’s)
*Crayons, unwrapped and broken into small pieces
*Oven at 250 degrees
*Heat your oven to 250 degrees.
*Unwrap the crayons, and break them into small pieces (if need be).
*Arrange the crayons in the baking pan. I arranged mine by similar color. Since I had a few misfits, I just added those wherever and filled one star with random bits.
*Fill the star spaces at least half full.
*Heat in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the wax is just melted.
*Remove from the oven and let them cool and harden. This will take about 20 minutes or so.
*Pop the shapes out of the pan like ice cubes. If they don’t want to come out, put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes and they’ll pop right out.
My kids thought these were the coolest crayons ever. Yes, even my 8 year old twin boys snatched them up.
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