Do u have too many old and broken crayons that you don't know what to do with? We were in a similar situation and so was Ru and U. Here is our bag full of crayons..
With a blade I carefully cut the wrapper lengthwise and passed it on to the kids to peel them off. This itself was an activity on its own. They loved doing that.
Now, that we had all those peeled crayons, we broke them into small pieces. We had the oven preheated at 250.
The kids made their own color combinations into a mini muffin pan.
Then we baked it for about 10 minutes to melt all the crayons. We let it set again at room temperature for another 10-15 minutes.
S was too impatient and poked her finger into the last one on the bottom right while it was still wet.
Then we inverted them onto a plate. If you find them hard to invert, put the tray in the freezer for a few minutes..
Look at these beauties... I would like to name the green and brown one 'Mint Chocolate Chip'. Awesome job kids, High-Five!!!
And best of all, they are fun to color with and don't break as often as the traditional ones..