Do you ever wonder what to do with all of those broken and tiny crayons that the kids don't want to use anymore? Well, here's an idea.... STAR CRAYONS!!! When a student has gone above and beyond on their project or to help another student I reward them with star crayons!!! I used to buy pencils, erasers, stickers and more until I started making these new crayons, and they are so much more effective!! Kids of any age love these crayons!!
Directions - *do not try without an adult!!!!!
- peel off all of the wrappers from the crayons (I have found that students actually like helping with this task)
- separate into similar colors (red and orange, blue and green, pink and purple, etc) or you can experiment with your own combinations!! I use paper plates to separate
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- break crayons into smaller pieces.
- use a silicone baking pan (shown below). I got mine at Jo-Ann fabrics. Do not use a silicone ice cube tray, I tried it and it did not work!!!
- fill with the small, broken, and separated crayons
- place on a metal backing sheet!!!! this is very important so that you can pull it out of the oven!
- place it in the oven for about 12 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on your oven.
- Afterwards, carfully take it out of the oven and let cool
- After it has cooled, the crayons should pop out easily!!!
- And finally... COLOR!!!!
*In our HOT Arizona summers, I am able to place it outside in the sun and it will melt (sometimes you may have to turn it)