Activities for Kids

How to Make Rainbow Crayons in 5 Easy Steps

It’s April and April is all about reusing, reducing and recycling. If you’ve got broken crayons lying around, here is how to give them a second life: make rainbow crayons in five easy steps. 

What you need: 

  • Crayons 
  • muffin tin (preferably silicone) 

 

HOW TO MAKE RAINBOW CRAYONS IN 5 EASY STEPS: 

How to Make Rainbow Crayons in 5 Easy Steps

  1. preheat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Sort the crayons. I only used the broken crayons, but actually breaking old crayons might be a fun activity for toddlers. Make sure there is no paper on the crayons.
  3. Put the crayons in the muffin tins.  I made the mistake (as you will see in the pictures) of using my regular cooking muffin tins. Unfortunately, it was a bit hard to remove them when the rainbow crayons were dry. The best muffin tins are silicon tins, the crayons will slide right out! how to make rainbow crayons in 5 easy steps
  4.  Put the crayons to bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. When you remove them, they will be liquid. That’s normal. You have to allow them to dry.
  5. Let them dry! Once they are dry, they are set! Remove from the tin and VOILA! 

 

Got toilet paper rolls? Check out this fun activity:

RECYCLED ART PROJECT: TOILET PAPER ROLL GIFT BOXES 

Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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