Don’t throw out those old, broken crayons. Instead, remove the paper, melt them in the microwave, and pour the melted wax into molds to form fun new shapes and colors.
To recycle old crayons:
Watch this video to find out more.
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It’s a fact, make something fun and kids will do it; and here’s a fun way to encourage recycling old, broken crayons. Gather up all the colors, and make sure you peel off any paper labels. Next, separate them into different color groups. You can melt these groups together, or you can mix some up a little bit and make a totally different color.
When melting the crayons, you can use an old microwavable plastic cup. Heat on the highest setting until the wax is completely melted. Then carefully pour the melted crayon into plastic candy molds, and let them cool for just a little bit. You can speed the process by placing the mold in the refrigerator.
When the mold is cool, let the kids pop out the new fun-shaped colors. These also make some very eco-friendly, no-cost gifts your child can give to friends and family members; and the best part is you’re teaching them to be green.