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Crayon Recycling Tutorial

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Crayon recycling is something I loved to do as an Early years teacher. The classroom always ended up with small stubs of crayons and rather than throw them away, the teachers would recycle crayons into new and interesting multicoloured shapes.

Easter is an amazing time and a great opportunity to have fun with kids and get them learning.

Today I am sharing this fun and colourful crayon recycling tutorial for making recycled crayons for Easter with the kids.

Enjoy! 

Crayon Recycling Activity

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

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I’ve alway been a fan of the quote, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. It’s one of my favourite quotes and today, we are recycling and reusing old crayons to create something new.

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It’s a fab idea and something the kids will love to make and enjoy to use after.

You can make this with any shape mould but as it’s an Easter themed post we are making Easter Bunny Crayons on the blog today.

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What You Need For This Crayon Recycling Activity

In order to recycle old crayons you will need to gather the old and broken crayons you find around the home.

You also need a mould which could be any shape.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

As it’s Easter we will be using an Easter Bunny Candy Mould. There are so many different moulds to choose from.

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crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

How To Recycle Crayons

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Peel the paper off the crayons and make sure they are broken into very small pieces.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

Fill each bunny mould with different colours, or your own colour choices.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or completely melted.

Remove from oven and let cool completely and pop out of moulds.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

Once the crayons are ready it’s time to colour and have some fun.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. It’s easy simple and a great way to be frugal, recycle and not waste.

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

To read more ideas on recycling and tips on reducing waste read this post!

reducing waste and recycling

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Kids Learning materials on Recycling

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books)Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books)Michael RecycleMichael RecycleRecycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make From Junk, Shown Step by Step in Over 400 PhotographsRecycled Craft Projects For Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make From Junk, Shown Step by Step in Over 400 PhotographsThe Everything Kids' Word Search Puzzle and Activity Book: Solve clever clues and hunt for hidden words in 100 mind-bending puzzlesThe Everything Kids’ Word Search Puzzle and Activity Book: Solve clever clues and hunt for hidden words in 100 mind-bending puzzles

crayon recycling tutorial learn how to recycle old crayons

28 Comments

  1. This is so awesome! I am going to be doing this with the kids we have so many broken crayons from my two-year-old this is fabulous! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing!

  2. These are SO. CUTE! Now I’m anxious to make some with my kids – we have about a zillion crayons in our house that never get colored with because they aren’t “new” anymore. This is such a great way to revive them and make them cool again so they aren’t being wasted anymore!

  3. This super adorable! I have always wanted to try making my own crayon molds like this. A friend said the part that takes the longest is unwrapping the crayons. Do you have a suggestion for that process.

  4. What an awesome idea. I have a ton of small crayon parts just in a bucket that my daughter broke. I kept them for something, but I wasn’t sure what. I knew there had to be fun crafts like this to make use of them!

  5. It’s so very easy! It would be nice to do this with all the crayons that the twins used to use for school when they were little. It’s a nice giveaway for kids.

  6. My daughter and I have done something similar before. It’s really fun and it’s a great way to recycle old crayons. We sort them according to color though so that she can still use the original colors.

  7. I love this idea. My son is to young right now for crayons. Everytime I give him one he ends up eating it least tries to so colored pencils for now. I definitely will keep this for when he does.

  8. OH my goodness, this is such a cute idea. I’m so glad I didn’t throw out the kids broken crayons this weekend like I had planned to.

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