How to Melt and Reuse Your Old Broken Crayons!

by Michelle on July 29, 2012

How to Melt and Reuse Crayons

It’s back to school time which means great deals on new supplies, including crayons.  I picked up 4 boxes of 24 ct. Crayola Crayons for $1 the other day by price matching a Toys R Us deal at Walmart.  So it was time to gather up all the old broken crayons and put them to good use.  I had seen many tutorials for how to melt and recycle your old crayons on Pinterest, so we gave it a try.

First we soaked the crayons in water to get the paper off easily.

Next we sprayed a muffin tin with cooking spray, added the peeled broken crayons and baked for about 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  We also added glitter to one batch.  Once baked you can swirl the melted colors with a toothpick or just leave them as they are.  Then let them completely cool before dumping them out of the pan.  We put ours in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the cooling process.

We also made a batch in mini-muffin tins.

Then of course, we played with our new crayons!

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Amber July 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

This is probably the dumb question of the day but… what did you spray the pan with?

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Michelle July 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Lol! Just regular cooking spray. I actually forgot the spray on the second batch and they still came out fine. Just stick them in the fridge or freezer to make sure they get good and hard and then just flip and dump them. You shouldn’t have a problem. :)

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