We followed the instructions from Make and Takes in their Recycled Chunky Crayons tutorial, putting all of our old crayon pieces into muffin tins. We sorted them mostly by color groups, but you could make any color combination!
My friend Emily used muffin papers for hers (so the resulting crayons look a bit like candy!). I had an old muffin tin around that we use for various crafts and activities, so I didn’t mind getting crayon residue on ours. I rubbed a bit of grapeseed oil into our tin before adding crayons, instead of the vegetable oil spray mentioned in the tutorial.
Be aware, though, your muffin tin will still look like this when you’re done:
I pulled out some big sheets of old plain newsprint (packaging saved from a business order shipment), spread it on the kitchen floor, and the coloring began!
What a perfect rainy day activity- for free!
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