Make These Recycled Crayons for Earth Day

Baystateparent Magazine
Save broken crayons from the trash and create these easy Earth Day inspired crayons.

Up to 75,000 pounds of broken or unwanted crayons end up in U.S. landfills every year. This Earth Day, recycle old crayons with this ecofriendly craft. Mix different shades of blue and green, and add in bits of white and yellow to create these whimsical crayons. No two will be the same! 

What You Need: 

Crayons 

Muffin tin or other oven-safe round mold 

Fill a muffin tin with broken crayons to create something new to color with.

How to Make Them: 

Peel the paper off the crayons. To make this easier, you can soak the crayons in warm soapy water before peeling. 

Break the crayons into small pieces that will fit into the mold. Place different colors in each mold, layered about 1-inch deep. 

Place the mold on a baking sheet, and bake in a 250 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crayons are melted. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven, and let cool for about 30 minutes before removing the crayons from the molds.