A Year in HomeMaking: Crayon Project for Kids {Week 8}

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When it’s cold outside, and you are looking for something fun for the kids to do, here’s an idea. 

Gather your broken or new crayons.

Your kids will LOVE this next part. They get to rip all the paper off. 
My kids did lose interest when the crayon paper became difficult to get off. I ended up doing the majority of the crayons.  After hurting my fingernail with scraping the paper so much, I got the bright idea to use a tiny paring knife to help. Highly recommended.
The next part is fun and you can be as creative as you’d like.  Sort your crayons by color or go crazy and mix them all up.
Break them up into little pieces that fit into your baking pan. Pay attention to not over-stack them, because they can overflow and become a very colorful mess.  I used a non-stick mini muffin pan, but there are so many other cool silicone baking molds you can use and have fun with here.
Now, throw (not literally) your pan into a preheated 275 degree oven for about 8 minutes (time depends on the size of the molds you are using). Carefully, remove pan from oven and let cool completely. You can place your pan in the refrigerator to speed the cooling process.
Once cooled, let the fun tower building, wait, I mean coloring, begin.
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  1. Esme Randle says:

    Now, I like this one!! My boys could probably do the whole thing on their own! lol (You’ll always get me with practical.)

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