How many times have you found (or stepped on!) broken crayon bits? The first thing you might think of doing is to toss them into the garbage! But wait…the next time you come across broken, tiny, and unusable crayon bits, don’t trash them–save them. A lonely little crayon bit is just a lonely little crayon bit, but when you pair it with other lonely crayon bits, you can get something magical and functional!

Turn all of those bits into super-crayons. Kids will love the rainbow of colors and cool shape, and you will love that you just created something cool for practically nothing!

Here is what you will need:

  • An assortment of broken crayon bits
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • A muffin tin

Here is what you do!

  • Spray the muffin pan with a light coating of non-stick spray.
  • Place a few bits of crayon in each cup, filling it about halfway full.
  • Place in the oven at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes until melted. NOTE: ovens will vary, and yours might do the job in more or less time. It is best to start at a low temp and check the progress in five minute intervals until done.
  • Remove and allow to cool.
  • Once cool, pop the new super-rainbow-crayons out and start scribbling!

This is a great way to repurpose old crayons and save them from the landfill, and at the same time it is a great rainy day activity that you can enjoy with the kids! So start scouring the house for those crayons bits.

Thanks, Sweet Greens

DIY: Turn Those Broken Crayons into Super-Crayons!