If you have children, the chances are quite good that you have a container full of crayons somewhere in your house. And it’s also quite likely that your pile o’ colored wax keeps growing, including lots of broken, useless stubs.
If you throw your old crayons in the trash, they’ll pretty much NEVER decompose.
What to do? Recycle them, of course!
- Gather up all of your broken crayons, and cut them into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Fill a muffin tin with an inch-thick layer of crayon pieces. (If you plan to use this muffin pan again for cooking, line it with aluminum foil before adding the crayons.)
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the wax is melted.
- Allow the tin to cool; then pop out the crayons, and they’re ready for use.
Want to recycle your crayons but don’t want to do the work yourself? Click over to Crazy Crayons and learn how they recycle crayons for you.
Come on, tell the Eco Women: What was your favorite color in your 64 pack of Crayolas?