Friday, January 7, 2011

Recycling Crayons

If you have a toddler,
most likely you have A LOT of crayons 
{and unlikely kept neatly in their box!}
I found this great idea to keep all those little crayons,
 {that are constantly breaking}
 in a more toddler friendly form!
I just took a large box of crayons from the dollar store
{48 crayons for a dollar, can't beat that!}
I only used 1 box, 
but I think 2 boxes would make for a better batch,
that way you have more colors to work with!
Then I used a regular size muffin tin,
I think the size is easy for those little toddler hands to hold ;)
This was also a great opportunity 
for Cadee to practice matching colors!!
After she divided the colors, 
I arranged the crayons 
so that there would be a multiple colors 
around the edges!
 Pop them in the oven for 15 min at 250 degrees 
 Pretty cool huh?!
 Let the tin cool a bit,
then carefully place in the freezer for 15 min.
{This makes it easier to take out of the muffin tin!}
Fun and wacky coloring crayons your toddler will love 
and a perfect indoor activity during these winter months!

Happy coloring,


  1. Maybe I'm thinking too artsy, but I think these would look really awesome mounted on some white board/stock and then framed in a shallow shadow box. Kind of like the specimen art I've been seeing a lot but with these! It would be fun to look at the different colors! I bet people wouldn't even know they were crayons!


  2. Fun! They turned out so pretty, I'm going to make some for my sister. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  3. Found you through Keeping it Simple. I've seen this before but they have always used a silicone mold, which I don't own. I didn't know you could do it in your metal pans! Now I don't have to go buy a new pan. Thanks!

  4. I love those and that would be a really fun project for me and my 3 year old and then she would love using them!!! Thank you for the insiration!!! Brooke
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

  5. This is super cute. I think my daughter would love doing this. I seen it at Making the World cuter. I really enjoy this blog and am a new follower.

  6. i need to do this with my kids...i guess you could do some other shapes too if you have the pans for it....thanks for posting on made by you monday!

  7. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  8. We made these last year for my daughter to pass out on Valentine's Day- I found a heart shaped muffin pan- they turned out really cute.
    We added a note that says "You color my world" Wrap in a clear bag with ribbon

  9. this is on my list of projects and it is in the middle of being done - crayons are sorted, but they aren't unwrapped and look like they will be that way for awhile! LOL :) Maybe soon.... :)


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