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Melt Old Crayons into New Crayons with the Sun

Recycle crayon pieces into new crayons of all shapes and sizes.

Recycle crayon pieces into new crayons of all shapes and sizes.

Melting Broken Crayons in the Sun for Coloring

Broken crayons happen. You can melt them into something new using the heat from the sun! The sun during a hot summer day has the power to fry an egg on the sidewalk, change solid water into liquid, and even melt pieces of crayons. Using just a few tool you can recycle the old unused crayons into new shapes. The shapes can be a rainbow of colors or solid, and make great new crayons. Use this diy project as a lesson in how the sun heats the earth!

Supplies

melted crayons

  • Recycled/Broken/Old crayons
  • Cookie cutter shapes
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glitter
  • Cookie sheet or plate

How to use the Sun to Melt Crayons

  1. Put your cookie cutter shapes on the cookie sheet
  2. Peel off any paper from the crayons
  3. Break crayons into smaller pieces and put inside of your cookie cutter shape
  4. Cover tightly with aluminum foil to increase heat
  5. Place in direct sunlight so that the crayons melt, add glitter for sparkling crayons

melted-crayons

melted crayons

melted crayons

More Ideas for Sun Melted Crayons

  • Crayons can also be melted into silicone molds that are usually used for baking. These molds come is a variety of fun shapes and sizes.
  • Melt crayons for your next party favor in a mini cupcake baking sheet or silicone cupcake liners.
  • Melted solar crayons make a great start to a science themed party too!

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