Multicolored crayon blocks

July 30, 2009

Another summer jar activity: make multicolored crayon blocks out of runty crayon remnants. I saw it in Scholastic magazine. You all should do this today; it took no time at all and the kids thought it was magic.

First take all your little stupid crayon bits, and put them in a muffin tin. Oh, no wait, first preheat your oven to 350. Then put the crayons into the muffin tin. The crayon bits should all be about the same size.

Put the muffin tin in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, until the crayons are melted. Put the muffin tin on the counter to cool for half an hour, then stick it in the freezer for half an hour. The crayons will shrink in the freezer, plus will get properly hard, and will just pop right out of the muffin tin. Magic!

Emily will note that Eli is pantsless.

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2 Responses to “Multicolored crayon blocks”

  1. Patrick says:

    Very cool, we will have to try that. And I’m with Eli, pants are over rated.

  2. Sarah says:

    Aha! Another perfect killing-time-while-Annika-naps activity!

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