With July 4th coming up quick, what better time to make these fun patriotic crayons? It’s a great way to use up those old crayon pieces you have laying around, plus they are super easy to make. Not only that, the kids will love them! I promise.
- Red, white, and blue crayons
- Muffin or donut tin, metal
- Non stick cooking spray
1. Begin by peeling away the wrappers on all of the crayons. Make sure all wrapping is removed thoroughly.
2. Break the crayons into smaller segments. You want them to be about ½ an inch in length or less.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin or donut tin with non stick cooking spray.
4. Drop the crayon segments into the trays. You want to create one layer with the crayons.
5. Continue adding crayon segments until the tin is about 1/3 full. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until melted into a liquid.
6. Remove the tray and allow to cool. Transfer the tray to the freezer where it will rest for 10 minutes.
7. Remove the tray from the freezer and turn over to remove the crayons from the mold.
Your crayons can now be enjoyed! If they break during the removal process, simply place them back in the tray, melt again, and give it another try!
Have you ever made your own crayons before? My kids think it’s the coolest thing and it’s a great way to use up every bit of those broken crayons you have around the house.