Use those old broken crayons to make these fun and easy heart crayons. Your kids will love them!
If you have kids, chances are you also have a few broken crayons in the crayon box, craft drawer or in the couch cushions. In the past, I’ve always just tossed the little pieces right in the trash. But then I started wondering what I could make with them instead of throwing them away.
Gather all of the old broken crayons, a shaped silicone mold and get ready to have some fun. This is a great way to talk to kids about the physical and chemical change of matter. See! Learning can be fun…
- Broken Crayons
- Silicone Mold – We used heart chape
- Creativity 🙂
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
Be sure to peel all of the paper off the old crayons.
Break the broken crayons into smaller pieces allowing them to fit into the mold a lot easier.
Make it fun and creative. Try placing two different crayon colors in each mold or mix a few different colors together to create some fun new colors. You could do holiday theme, birthday or anything else. There are no limits to the possibilities.
Place your silicone mold on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes. Be sure to watch carefully and take out when crayons are completely melted.
Let your fun shaped crayons completely cool and pop wax out of the mold once finished.
Tada! All of those old broken crayons are now made new and ready to be colored with.
This is a great way to upcycle and get kids interested in coloring in coloring books again and not on their tablets.
Place these heart shaped crayons in little baggies for the perfect treat bag for a holiday classroom party or a birthday celebration.
Whatever you decide to do with them, these easy heart crayons are sure to be a hit!