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Homemade Star-Shaped Crayons January 11, 2013

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We’ve been collecting broken crayons for the longest time. At present we have two 64 oz yogurt containers filled with broken pieces and a one gallon bucket filled with crayons that are still in-use. We like to color. I don’t like wasting craft supplies, so I decided to melt our crayon pieces down into new crayons. I got the idea of making them star-shaped from Sarah’s Pyjama School blog.

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The girls had a really fun time with this project. They each filled three of the six silicone baking sheet shapes with colors they wanted to see blended together.

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While I chopped the crayons into small pieces (the most tedious part of this project) we made predictions of what each star-shaped crayon would look like based on the colors they’d chosen.

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The melting and cooling process was a bit lengthy and the girls busied themselves with other things while I tended to the oven. The crayons baked for 20 minutes on 150°F and cooled for another 20 minutes before I popped them out of the tray.

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Making the crayons star-shaped was perfect. There are five points on each crayon instead of the standard one, which was exciting enough, but when we tested our crayons we found that each point was a different color. How cool!

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2 Responses to “Homemade Star-Shaped Crayons”

  1. At Margareta's Haus Says:

    This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to try it.


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