What parent of a toddler doesn't find broken crayons all over? If broken crayons and capless markers were worth their weight in gold, I'd be rich! This is a great way to repurpose all those broken bits lying around.
What you'll need :
-silicone molds (the one's I used were mini cupcake molds my Wilton).
Collect broken crayons, if you don't have an abundance of them just peel the paper off and cut into small pieces (.5" or so).
Add the crayon pieces to the silicone molds, fill them about halfway.
We mixed up all our colors but you can keep them all in the same color family if you'd like. They're your crayons, make them however you please.
I had my three-year-old help me with the peeling and filling part.
In an oven preheated to 225 degrees 'cook' the crayons for 10-15 minutes. Check them at the 10 minute mark. You're looking for each mold to be totally liquid, you don't want any chunks of crayons remaining.
Let them cool in the molds, then once they've cooled you can pop them out and color away!
The possibilities are endless and your little one will love creating new masterpieces with these!