Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recycle your broken crayons

Hello everyone!

 Wow it seems so long since i have been on this blog and looking at my last post to now Lilly has grown and changed so much. I have had a issue with this blog and lost access, then my laptop broke and we moved house etc but now im back and i have so many things i want to blog about .

Now that Lilly is fully in toddler mode im always trying to think of activities to do with her as she needs constant stimulation. Lilly's favorite thing to do is colour, she loves it and will happily sit and colour for ages, she mainly likes to empty her little tin and then walk on them which ends up with lots of little broken crayons everywhere she doesn't want to use. I usually throw all the broken crayons away and i am always buying new ones, but recently i came accross a post on pintrest which gave me a idea of "recycling broken crayons". Its so simple to do and can be made into fun new shapes for your toddler.

What you will need:
* Broken crayons with the wrapper removed
* A silicone mold
* Oven 

Step 1 -Pre-heat the oven to around 150oc
Step 2 - Remove wrapper from crayons
Step 3 - break into smaller pieces if needed and arrange in the mold
Step 4 - Pop in the oven for around 15mins or until melted
Step 5 - Remove from the oven and cool.

**TIP** If you want your crayons to be a pacific colour in the middle and another on the outside etc, simply use a knife to cut the crayons into tiny pices and arrange.

And there you have some fun little "new" crayons.


  1. What a superb idea! perfect for all our broken crayons :)

    1. It is a great little idea, especially as they all seem to be broken quickly with a toddler x

  2. This is such a great idea!! crayons last all of half a day with my girls and it's such a waste to throw them all the time x