Sunday, March 6, 2011

Star Crayons

On a snowy afternoon, we made star crayons. They're easy, fun, cheep (free if you have old crayons to use!) and provide hours of entertainment!

Start by peeling the paper off all your old used crayons, sort them out and stick them in a muffin tin (shaped silicone pans are super fun for this project, but you can use your regular old tins too)

bake them at 200F for about an hour, until all the crayons are melted. Turn the oven off, but keep your crayons in there until they cool and become solid. (Once solid you can take them out of the oven but don't pop them out of the muffin tin until cooled....don't even think about it! Even though I know you're anxious & excited) Once completely cool, they'll pop right out of the muffin tin and it's time to color! yay!


teacher2mom said...

I LOVE this idea! I just posted about it on another blog I contribute to!


Anonymous said...


I recently came across your blog and wanted to reach out to you in hopes of you posting about an event that we're particularly excited about at Primrose Schools.

I have an article/event that I would like to submit that is about dancing and how it relates to fitness. Primrose Schools is hosting a Dance Off competition (with proceeds going the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals) for families and I think it is something you and your readers would enjoy!

I look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you,
Emily Patterson

Lauren Stuart and Madeline Jane said...

Did it! Loved it! You should try it! Such a fun activity for the kids and such an even better crayon than before! Thanks creative Julie!!!

The Jackson Family said...

Oooh, I'm definitely trying this. We have a whole bucket of used and broken crayons that I would LOVE to get rid of.

Jannifer said...

I don't even have kids and I still can't wait to try this idea. It is going to be a great activity the next time we babysit the nieces and nephews.