It happens all the time, crayons wind up on the floor, stepped on and broken into bits. I had managed to collect a wipey box full of these itty bitty crayons that were too small to hold onto.
I want to have a fun craft project to do with my son. Not only did we have a fun art project to work on, I was able to teach my little one the importance of re-using and recycling, all while saving money on buying new crayons!
First, I found some silicone molds at 5 Below, a local store with products that are all $5 and under. It was just after Christmas and all of their holiday items were on sale for a discount of 50%-75% off. I was able to snag these cute molds for a super low cost of less than $2 each.
I seperated all of the colors otherwise combining them together creates an icky brown color. Also, don’t forget to peel the paper off first!
I melted one set of colors at a time.
Keep the heat on a low flame so you don’t burn the wax.
Once melted, pour into your molds. Let sit overnight.
For fun variations, add two or more colors to one mold.