Crayons are pretty much a fact of life if you've got kids around. Whether you go for conventional or much-more-eco-friendly soy crayons, the other fact of life when it comes to crayons is that you end up with lots of...let's call them "crayon nubbins."
You know what I mean, right? Those little leftover pieces of crayon that are too small to color with but too big to toss? I bet you have a box of them somewhere making you feel guilty. Well, guilt no more, my crafty friends!
Because crayons are made from wax, they are super easy to melt down, and you can make those old crayons new again by just popping them in your oven and letting the bits melt together into new crayons! Of course, if you just stick the crayons on a cookie sheet, you'll end up with a flat, waxy mess. A beautiful mess, but not good for coloring. You also want to make sure you choose the right baking time and temperature. That's where this upcycled crayon tutorial from Hands On As They Grow comes in!
Your kids will love watching through the oven door as those crayon nubbins form new, usable crayons, and I bet that they will treasure the crayons they made a lot more than the ones that come out of the box.
Ready to refresh your crayon stash? Click here for thetutorial!