Make your own Rainbow Crayons

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Re-use old crayon bits and pieces to create new rainbow colors.

What You’ll Need:
*Old crayon pieces
*Ziploc bag
*Hammer, meat tenderizer, rolling pin, etc.
*Cupcake pan

*Preheat your oven to 175 degrees.
*Have the kids help you unwrap any paper left on the crayons. Break them up into small pieces and place in the Ziploc bag.
*Use the hammer, meat tenderizer, or rolling pin to bash the crayons into tiny pieces. It’s OK if not all the pieces are broken up.
*Shake up the bag and sprinkle a handful of crayon pieces into each cupcake mold. You only need to cover the bottom – about ¼ to ½ inch full.

*Bake for about 20 minutes – just until most of the crayons have melted. Allow to cool completely.Pop out of the pan and enjoy!

*Send us a picture of your rainbow crayon artwork we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*Coloring Pages -- free and printable from
*Name Games, Pt. 3 Use your new crayons for these great Name Games from

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.