TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010 | Comments: 15
When it comes to working on projects with children, sometimes the process is just as exciting as the end result. That is definitely the case with this craft. Crayons left to melt in the car take on a great new shape and are reborn as “car crayons”.
Old crayons are stripped of their paper, chopped up, spooned into a heart-shaped ice cube trays and left in the car on a hot summer day. The result? A lot of laughs and some cool, new multicolored crayons for the kids.
Have your kids peal the labels off a bunch of old crayons and crack them in half.
Using a sharp knife, chop these pieces up into quarter inch chunks and spoon into a lightly oiled ice tray (to prevent sticking). We used a heart-shaped rubber ice tray from IKEA.
Place ice tray on a dish in the back of your car on a hot day. On a really hot day – it won't take more than 10 minutes for the crayons to melt. We also added a few chopped up crayons to some plastic sandwich bags to create "free form" crayons too.
We went to the park for about 30 minutes – when we returned – the kids were thrilled to find the crayons had completely melted.
Set melted crayons in fridge to cool and harden and you've got a new set of crayons. Just twist tray to release.