Looking for a candy-free treat this Halloween? Celebrate by giving out these cute recycled crayons to your trick or treaters and party goers.
If your art and crafts drawer is anything like mine, it is probably filled with dozens of discarded or broken crayons. Instead of throwing them out, grab some silicone molds and create these cute additions to any goodie bag.
Step One: Peel the paper off the crayons. I often struggled with certain brands of crayons and the amount of glue holding the paper on. Recently, I discovered, if you use an Exacto knife to slit the paper lengthwise and then pop the crayon on a paper plate in the microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds, the paper will peel right off.
Step Two: Break the crayons into small pieces. For a different look, smash or grate the crayons.
Step Three: Arrange the crayons in the silicone molds. You can make solid color or multicolored crayons.
Step Four: Preheat your oven to 215 degrees. Place the molds on a cookie sheet and heat until the crayons are completely melted.
Step Five: Remove the molds from the oven and let cool.
We don’t even need a special occasion to make recycled crayons. This quick and easy craft is great for those days when you are stuck indoors on a rainy or snowy day. I have a collection of different shapes, sizes, and seasonal molds to choose from. Larger chunky crayons are especially good for toddlers and preschoolers.