- Gather all your old and yukky crayons – peel off the paper (yep – i know you spend ages trying to tell your kids NOT to do that!)
- Sort into colours in order to take gratuitous colour photo
- Break up crayons and put into silicon moulds. I think this was an ice-cube tray (butterfly ice cubes – really?)
- Put into oven on really low heat (maybe 80 degrees Celsius?)
Wait (be patient – lots) as the crayons will eventually melt.
Let them cool and then press out of moulds.
As you can see from picture 4 – some of the crayons (especially the really cheap ones!) break down into some sort of component pigment/waxy mess – but when they harden up you can turn them out and….
they look great!
I had more fun than the kids doing this – and I was really pleased with the results!