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12 Things You Can Do With Melted Crayons

October 20, 2018
Melted Crayons Crafts & Hacks. How to Recycle the Broken Crayons that your kids love to destroy by Melting them for future use or different crafts. #Playdough #MeltedCrayons #RecycleCrayons #Pumpkin #Fall Crafts #Brokencrayons #throughmamaseyes www.throughmamaseyes.com

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I never thought I would be that mom to test out the Melted Crayons but here I am! I am that mom that has a little girl who absolutely loves to break every single crayon she lays her hands on.

It’s almost like an addiction, or like some sort of therapy for her. She gets her hands on crayons, will color for a few seconds and then it begins, she’ll break it in half.

Peel of the paper and then start breaking them into pieces. And she loves to do this alone in a quiet space, in the corner of her room or under the table where nobody can see her.

Over the years I would throw the broken crayons away but this year I decided we were wasting too much by doing that. After seeing how one mom melting the crayons I decided to start collecting them.

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Melted Crayons Crafts & Hacks. How to Recycle the Broken Crayons that your kids love to destroy by Melting them for future use or different crafts. #Playdough #MeltedCrayons #RecycleCrayons #Pumpkin #Fall Crafts #Brokencrayons #throughmamaseyes www.throughmamaseyes.com

 

Below you will find several ways you can recycle broken crayons and make use of them.

1. Recycle Your Broken Crayons using Fun Shaped Molds

I did the simplest method of just:

  • peeling the crayons,
  • breaking them into smaller pieces and putting them into a star shaped mold (As thats all I could find).
  • Put them in a heated oven (not more than 350 F) until melted
  • Leave out to dry in a cool place
  • Take out of mold and they are ready to use!

They came out gorgeously ombre with a rainbow of colors and are easy to grip and use.

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I gathered together some more creative ways to use melted crayons below:

2. Recycle Your Broken Crayons Into SunCatchers

These were specifically done for easter but you can make these into any shape, like stars & the moon for Ramadan for Example!

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3. Recycle Your Broken Crayons Into Crayon Magnets

Need some more magnets? Make your own with your melted crayons!

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4. Recycle Your Broken Crayons in the Instant Pot

This is by far my favorite because of the cute molds and 2 mins in an Instant Pot which is perfect for a busy mom!

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5. Recycle Your Broken Crayons to Make Vibrant HomeMade PlayDough

PlayDough with Crayons? I never imagined that, and I think it’s the coolest thing and brings out really beautiful vibrant colors in the dough.

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6. Recycle Your Broken Crayons with a Pumpkin for Fall

I love this little pumpkin right here and it’s right in time for fall!

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7. Recycle Your Broken Crayons into a Melted Heart on Canvas

This was a very artistic way of using crayons (which can also be done with broken ones). This is probably for the older child.

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8. Recycled Your Broken Crayons into Cookie Crayons

This is a cute little spin on baking “melted crayons” in a cupcake pan to make them into thin cookies.

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9. Recyle Your Broken Crayons into these 4 Amazing Melted Crayon Crafts

The video below has 4 fun crafts for broken crayons!


I hope you enjoy these different craft ideas to make used of those broken crayons!

 


 

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