Colorful, kid-friendly, and a great activity on a rainy day! My friend, Allison, shared this idea and my kids thought it was such a fun way to reuse their crayons. Although they are not edible, a handful of crayons and a muffin pan turn a boring everyday art project into a rainbow of excitement!
First, gather all the kids’ broken, tiny, or unused crayons. Ahhh…what a colorful sight!
Next, unwrap all the crayons and, if you are like my daughter, separate the crayons into color piles.
Grab the Pam and coat the muffin pan well. I used a regular size muffin pan but make smaller crayon muffins with the mini muffin pan!
The next step is to put the unwrapped broken crayons into the sprayed muffin pan. Be creative–Annika put red, white, and blue in one to make a patriotic crayon muffin; red and green in another to make a Christmas crayon; and one of every color of crayon to make a rainbow crayon, etc. Bake them at 275° for 8-10 minutes. Watch them carefully and bake them just until melted.
Finally, after the crayons have cooled completely (speed up the process by putting the muffin pan in the frig or freezer), flip the pan upside down and tap the bottom of the pan and the crayons pop out! Have a fun time coloring with your “new” crayons!