More often than not, crayons get broken and turning broken crayons into star crayons is a great way to breathe new life into them. Though, once you’ve started making star crayons, if your child is like mine, they will want to break up unbroken crayons just to make star crayons. This is a fun, easy project that isn’t too messy to work on if you have a younger one about. 20151203-_MG_7710It’s a good opportunity to teach your child about warm and cool colors and about how new colors are formed. Also, they’re fun to color with, because you can get a variegated effect.20151203-_MG_770520151203-_MG_773920151203-_MG_7725 To make them you will need a silicone star shape tray that is designated solely for the making of star crayons. Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  2. Peel the broken crayons and make sure to remove the paper glue by rubbing it off with your fingers.
  3. Fill the star molds as full as you can, with pieces sticking up.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until completely melted.
  5. Turn off the oven and allow to cool completely in the oven. If they are disturbed to soon, they may crack.
  6. Once cooled, they may be removed and used for coloring!

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Tasha
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Such a neat idea! I’m going to try this when my girls are older!

Enjolivure
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Where was this great idea when mine were younger??

Lisa
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Brillant! I’m going to have to start doing this. :)

thefolia
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How clever…happy creating!

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