Got old crayons?? Wanna get creative? Wanna occupy the kids during a thunderstorm? (Thunderstorm is optional) Try this, the kids get totally into it & love the idea! I got the idea from Marci Lambert's blog, you can see her post on this here.
The girls were totally into it & since we had the TV off during yesterday's thunderstorm they had no choice but get into it. Marissa & I peeled the crayons. Gianna lost interest in peeling the wrappers off so we had her breaking the crayons into little pieces. Finally we layered them all on a foil covered cookie sheet & into a 350 degree oven they went, for 10 mins.
Should've REALLLLLLLY keep an eye on it since we got a liquidy crayon soup. Will have to adjust the time if we should ever try this again. I found a few more crayons & added those hoping to thicken the "soup".
It doesn't look like much right now & wouldn't probably been better if the sheet I'd used was shorter or we had more crayons but it is what it is. Don't wait too long to cut them out like I did. I threw the sheet back in the warm oven for a few minutes (without turning it back on) & then I was able to use the cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Since this had taken longer than I had anticipated, I went with a basic circle. I had planned on the girls' initials but I canned that idea & just went with the plain ole circle. Once you flip them over they look much prettier. Just let them set up & harden & you've got some pretty rainbow crayons.