Yesterday the kiddos and I sat down to make some crazy crayons. (Well, it started out as all of us, but it quickly became just me -- go figure they wanted to play in their "fort" made of couch cushions rather than make crayons.) Well I had fun.
If you've never made crazy crayons, you really should. It uses up all of the broken bits of crayons to make one new one. No wasted crayons! Yay!
They're super easy to make. First take off all the paper labels left on your bits (a box cutter or straight razor blade makes this part easy.) Then organize your crayons into different color combinations. I used a silicone muffin tray to bake mine in. (I found mine in the cheap dollar section of Target for $2.50.) You could also use an old muffin tin or ice cube mold. I do like the silicone because the finished crayons easily pop right out.
Once they're all ready, place them in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes at 250 degrees F until they're completely melted.
Let them cool completely (about an hour - depending on the thickness) and let the kiddos color!
Connor and Gwyneth came running over at this point when I took out the new crayons. (The fort no longer held their interest!)