I’d honestly never thought of making recycled crayons until I saw a blog post about it a few weeks ago. Once I saw the post, I just had to try it (ok, maybe more for me than for the kids.) It took a couple of weeks before I found a small silicone muffin tin at a thrift store, so I had to be patient. If you don’t have a muffin tin to devote just to crayon making, you can put foil papers in a tin you have. When I tried to wash the tin later, not everything came off so I can’t use it for actual baking unless i put in papers.
First, preheat your oven to 100F
Then, peel off ALL the paper off the crayon bits, and break them into pieces small enough to fit into the tin you’re using (this was Tobi’s favourite part.)
Put the crayon bits into the sections of the tin. You can put one or multiple colours into each section.
For some reason, he insisted on using his scissors as tongs to do this. Fun, and works on fine motor skills!
Put them in the oven until they’re melted (about 20-25 mins), take them out and let them cool completely. I was impatient and they seemed to be taking forever to cool so after a bit I put them in the fridge to cool faster.