Sunday, August 21, 2011

Muffin Tin Crayons


My kids decided they wanted to make new crayons with all of their broken crayons. 

Supplies:
-Muffin tin pan
-Broken crayons
-Vegetable oil


Directions:

-Peel the paper off all broken crayons.
-Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.  
-Spray your muffin tin pan with some vegetable oil (for easy removal of the crayons).
-Let your children help you sort the colors in each tray.


-Place muffin tin pan in the oven for about 8-10 minutes (or until all crayons are completely melted).

-Turn oven light on so the kids can watch the crayons melt.
-Remove from the oven and let them cool. (you can place them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes)

-Once the crayons reach room temperature, take the crayons out of the tray.  They should slip right out.  If you feel the urge to turn the tray over to remove them...please make sure it's not on a hard surface...otherwise the crayons will crack in half.