Brit + Co Guides Logo

How to recycle old crayons into a new one

Spring Break is here, why not find a fun activity for your children? Let's recycle your old crayons into a new glittery square shape crayons. Are you ready? Let's go!

3
STEPS
TOOLS
Pre-heat your oven

Pre-heat your oven

I use this mold since this is the only thing I can find

I use this mold since this is the only thing I can find

Gather your broken crayons

Gather your broken crayons

These are going to make lovely colors

These are going to make lovely colors

I got these at Michaels

I got these at Michaels

I mixed different glitter colors

I mixed different glitter colors

I added more glitters

I added more glitters

Add your warm water and be ready to take off your papers from the crayons

Add your warm water and be ready to take off your papers from the crayons

Let it sit for about 30 seconds and dump the water and take all the papers out

Let it sit for about 30 seconds and dump the water and take all the papers out

All ready to bake

All ready to bake

Check out the glitter my daughter dumped inside.

Check out the glitter my daughter dumped inside.

Fun glittery crayon. She has some paper left on some and once the crayons melted I had to take it out otherwise, it would have been bumpy. Bake it for 15 min.

Fun glittery crayon. She has some paper left on some and once the crayons melted I had to take it out otherwise, it would have been bumpy. Bake it for 15 min.

Stained hands? Don't worry we can clean that up in 30 seconds.

Stained hands? Don't worry we can clean that up in 30 seconds.

1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of hand soap, and add warm water. Rub your hands together, washed it in warm water and Voilah 30 seconds later- it's gone.

1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of hand soap, and add warm water. Rub your hands together, washed it in warm water and Voilah 30 seconds later- it's gone.

Then Voilah! Your new and glittery recycled crayons

Then Voilah! Your new and glittery recycled crayons

Let it cool down for 15 min. Do not take it out until its totally cool down or it will break.

Let it cool down for 15 min. Do not take it out until its totally cool down or it will break.

Lovely colors

Lovely colors

Green in a whole new colors

Green in a whole new colors

All that we made

All that we made

It can be gifted to someone

It can be gifted to someone

Now you have glittery, recycled, and fun ways to color with your kids. I hope you enjoy and get inspired.

  • All your old and broken crayons
  • 1.0c Warm water
  • Glitters
  • Silicon Mold
  • Gloves