Friday, June 25, 2010

Melting Crayons

This was our first attempt at melting crayons. As most of you are aware, having a toddler around makes you have more than an abundant supply of broken crayons. We usually only use the washable crayons because of obvious reasons. 

We started out by gathering all the broken crayons

Next we peeled the paper off of them and cutting them into small pieces. I used baby food containers to separate them into color categories.

I have a nifty button on my microwave called "Melt" so put one container at a time and used trial and error for the melting time.  I used wooden skewers to stir them.

I just had a regular size muffin pan (I wish I had the mini muffin pan) and I lined it with muffin paper.  I also had some plastic mold for soap.  By the way, those molds should never be placed in the dishwasher:)

 I placed them in the freezer to speed up drying time since it's already so hot and humid here.  I didn't notice any weird film from the washable crayons, but I stirred them like crazy after the melting process.

Voila!! Easy Cheesy!! 

What I would do next time...Use a silicone mini muffin pan or even a silicone ice cube tray and not make them in the any shape that resembles candy:)


  1. that is such a neat and creative idea!! my little cousin would love something like this. thanks!!! stopped by from new friend friday and i'm your newest follower!

  2. thanks for following me! I am definitely following you back! I love this idea, if only I actually got around to doing stuff like this :) My husband usually ends up throwing broken crayons away anyway.

  3. That is great. I have been wanting to do this myself. I just get a little nervous, so seeing how you did yours helps a ton. Thanks!