Wednesday 15 January 2020

How To Recycle Your Wax Crayons

Our house is full of crayons. The pencil kind, the Twistable kind, the wax crayon kind. We use them all!!

Our little boy loves to colour so every single one gets used! Twistables can be used until every bit is gone and pencils can be sharpened, but what about wax crayons? They often break into two or three pieces and you usually end up with bits of wax crayon that are too small to use, even for the littlest of hands.

So, how can you make use of those bits of broken wax crayon? Well, you can make new ones!!! 

Wax crayons in a bowl

Here's how..............

You will need

  • Wax crayons
  • Cupcake tin
  • Cupcake cases
  • Oven set to 140c

First, remove all the labels from the crayons and separate into colours. Alternatively you could mix them up to make rainbow crayons!

Piles of wax crayons separated into their colours

Place the cupcake cases into the tray and add the crayons. I filled them around halfway. 

Baking tray lined with cupcake cases and wax crayons in the cases

Place in the oven for 10 minutes.

Melted wax crayons in the cases and tray

Remove and leave to cool completely in the tray. Once cool turn out of the cake cases and your crayons are ready to use!

Wax melts removed from the tray and still in the cases

Melts being taken from the wrappers

With them now being large, rounded crayons, they are great for big collages and for little hands to get creative!!

All wax melts taken out of their cupcake wrappers and laid out ready to use

Happy crafting!

Mummy Snowy Owl

P.S. Don't use an ice cube tray instead of a baking tray!!!! It will melt!!

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