Crayon Recycling Dinosaur Craft

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Crayon Recycling Dinosaur Craft Preschoolers Will Love!

Today I am so excited to share this simple and easy way to recycle old crayons. Crayon recycling is a fun activity and this D is for Dinosaur Craft idea will make a great afternoon of fun for the little ones. It can also double up as a dinosaur party gift idea!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s move on and show you how to make these super fun and cute DIY Dinosaur crayons.


Supplies Needed for This Crayon Recycling Project

How to Recycle Crayons Dinosaur Style

Step One: Heating the Other Before Melting Crayons

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.

Step Two: Breaking Up Your Crayons

Unwrap your broken crayola crayons and break each one into little pieces. 

Recycle Old Crayons in a Mold

Place the crayon pieces into each mold.

Mix and match the colors or make them solid.

Crayon recycling can be a creative and fun process and so you can make multicolored crayons or solid colored recycled crayons.

Place the Dinosaur Mold Onto Baking Tray

Put your dinosaur mold onto a baking sheet and place in the oven for 7-8 minutes or until the crayons have melted.

Remove Recycled Crayons From the Oven

Remove the recycled crayons from the oven and let cool until they are completely solid.

Remove the crayons with care by popping the recycled crayons out of the dinosaur mold.

Your DIY Recycled Crayons Are Ready to Use!

Your crayons are now ready to use or to wrap up!

This Recycling crayon craft would make a lovely gift or party favour at a Dinosaur themed party! Don’t ya think?

recycled crayon craft for kids

So what do you think about this fun crayon recycling project?

I think any little boy or girl would love this fun dinosaur project. We sure did! You might also enjoy this melted crayon art project too!

Why Teach Kids About Recycling?

it is so important to teach children to protect the environment and recycling is one way to do this.

There are so many different things you can recycle, from clothes, bottles and books to materials used in home. In fact you can teach children to recycle by inviting them to bring materials to kindergarten or preschool from the home and then use them to make fun recycled crafts.

Recycling Teaching Activities for Kids

Here are super fun recycling teaching activities you can use in the classroom or at home. Teaching recycling to kindergarten kids, preschoolers and older kids is super important and a great way to teach the importance of not being wasteful.

I hope you love these recycling teaching ideas!

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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