I have had this project on my mind for years. I finally got around to it!!
When I was teaching a few years ago before I had kids we seemed to always be replenishing our crayon bins with new pointy crayons. Crayon nubs seemed to stack up year after year. So here it is the end of the school year and I am sure you are finding your kids bringing home their old school supplies. If you are finding crayon nubs, make it a summer activity to make some “new crayons”.
I used a tin can as a double boiler of sorts. I also used an old frying pan so when Lil’Miss my helper dropped crayons into the water it didn’t matter if they made a mess of the pan. A simple project, Sort the crayons, melt the crayons and pour into a mold. I used silicone ice cube trays from Ikea. Allow to cool then pop from the molds.
Happy Crayon Recycling!