This is a great project to get your kids involved with, especially because they will have lost interest by the time you're pulling burning-hot liquid wax from the oven to cool. You could use a standard metal muffin tin, but I happened to have some silicone muffin pans that made popping the finished crayons out even easier.
Here are the steps:
1. Remove all wrappers from the crayons and break into 1-inch, or smaller, pieces.
2. Place the crayon bits into the muffin pan, filling just to the top of the cavity.
4. Let the wax cool to room temperature and remove from the pan. If you have a raised part around the top edge of the crayon, just gently rub against a piece of paper to smooth it down.
There will always be crayon bits to remake into new crayons, but what about other kid craft supplies? Is there anything to do with leftover watercolors or poster paint or tiny amounts of play-doh? If you have ideas, I want to hear them!
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