Don’t know what to do with that box of half-used crayon pieces? Turn them into new crayons! Kids love this project which uses up all those bits and scraps of crayon to create chunky swirled magic crayons.
WHAT YOU NEED
*Box of old crayons and crayon pieces
*Non-stick cooking spray
*Empty plastic bowls or containers
HOW YOU DO IT
1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
2. Tear away all the paper coverings from the crayon pieces.
3. Break up any full-sized crayons into smaller pieces.
4. Group together colors you like or shades of the same color (i.e. light green, grass green, blue-green) in small plastic bowls
5. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
6. Layer pieces from your bowls into the individual tins, filling up about half way.
7. Place inside the oven for 5-8 minutes. Watch carefully and remove when the crayons are melted.
8. Let cool completely.
9. Pop your new crayons out of the metal tins and color away!
WHO THOUGHT THIS UP
OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they’re closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.