Monday, June 7, 2010

New Crayons

My big girl and I recycled some crayons the other day.  We've had a bowl of crayon bits for a couple months and we peel them when we feel like it.  Which is not often.

We sorted them by color and put them in a muffin tin.  She did most of the sorting, I offered a few suggestions.  Some of them were appreciated, most were not. :) 

Then, we put them in the oven at 200 degrees F for, oh, 15 minutes or so until they were all melted.  I let them cool on the counter until they were cool to touch, then popped 'em in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

Removed them from the fridge, whacked the pan upside down on the counter, and ta-da! New crayons! 

This was a really fun way to use up crayon bits.  I especially enjoyed watching my big girl's sorting method.  It goes along the lines of beautiful(pink or some variation of pink) or not-beautiful(any other color).  Ha!  They'll be nice for Baby T in a couple of months, too.  Nice and big and easy to grip.  Right now he thinks they're mighty fine teething toys.


  1. These are so much fun! I made some a few years ago when my oldest was little. I think it may be time to try again with a some help from the kiddos:)

  2. Ooh...pretty! Bridget it right--Genius!

  3. Fabulous! I've been intending to do this for ages...

  4. lol. I love her sorting method!

    You should like this up to Tot Tuesdays at Deliciuos Ambiguity.

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