Shop
02011

Sun melted crayons

 
Make the most of the hot summer sun and make your own recycled crayons without using the oven! It’s a great way to use up your kids old pieces of crayon and upcycle them into new ones.
Make the most of the hot summer sun and make your own recycled crayons without using the oven!

It’s a great way to use up your kids old pieces of crayon and upcycle them into new ones.
 

Make your own sun melted crayons

 

What you need for your sun melted crayons:

 
  • Some broken crayons
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cookie cutters
  • Paper plate
  • A sunny hot spot outside
 

To make sun melted crayons


1. Remove any paper from the crayons.

2. Break the crayons into very tiny pieces if they aren’t already.

If you need to break them into smaller pieces, put them into an old plastic bag, secure the bag and hit the pieces of crayon with a rolling pin until they become tiny.

You can use larger pieces of crayon, but they will take much longer to melt.

3. Cover the paper plate with the aluminium foil and place the cookie cutters on top.

4. Put the covered plate and cookie cutters in a sunny hot spot outside and fill the cookie cutters with the broken crayons.

5. Then wait for the crayons to melt!

This can take from an hour upwards depending on the strength of the sun and the size of the crayon pieces.

The hotter the sun and the smaller the crayon pieces the quicker it will be!

6. Whilst the crayons are in the process of melting, you may need to pat them down with a teaspoon or your fingers so that the top of the shape sets smooth once everything’s melted. Be careful you don’t burn yourself.

7. Once the crayons have all melted, let the shapes cool down inside on the kitchen bench and then pop out the new crayon shapes from the cookie cutters.

You may need to trim/break off any small pieces that slipped out of the bottom before they can be used.

More kids activities to enjoy: Source: No Time For Flashcards
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

How to make your own Easter baskets

How to make your own Easter baskets

Looking for kids Easter craft ideas? Why not make some fun Easter Baskets for the kids this year. Two easy Easter basket designs made from paper cups and craft supplies – an Easter rabbit and an Easter chick! Perfect for little Easter eggs.
Make your own marbled Easter eggs

Make your own marbled Easter eggs

Have fun this Easter making your own marbled Easter eggs for the kids. This edible Easter activity is a take on dying hard boiled eggs, but you colour the white of the egg instead of the shell! Enjoy watching your kids faces when they discover what’s beneath the egg shell.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name*
Email*
Town/City*
 

contact us

mailinfo@under5s.co.nz
 
advertise with us