Updated: Jun 13, 2021
Got too many broken crayons?
If you have kids then you most likely have crayons in your home. Those crayons end up breaking, and you keep them because they can still be used for coloring, after all, broken crayons are better than no crayons. What if I told you that you can turn those random little pieces of crayons into dinosaur shaped crayons? Dino crayons make cute gifts for friends, party favors, or fun play and coloring.
Tip: This crayon melting activity could be used as an activity for a states of matter lesson, the children will witness the crayons go from solid to liquid and then from liquid to solid.
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The process is very simple. Remove paper from crayons and brake them into pieces that would fit in the mold. The mold doesn't need to be a dinosaur silicone mold, it could be any silicone mold, I used this one (affiliate link). Place the crayons in the oven and watch them melt. After they are done melting, place them in a cool place until they harden.
Dino Crayon DIY
What you will need:
Silicone mold (affiliate link)
Preheat oven to 150 degrees F.
Gather all the broken crayons.
Peel the wrapper from the crayons.
Fit pieces of crayon into the mold. You might need to break some crayon pieces into even smaller pieces.
Step 4: Place silicon mold in the preheated oven for about 15- 20 mins or until the crayons have fully melted.
Step 5: Take crayons out and place in fridge or freezer for about 10 mins or until fully solid. I just placed them in the fridge, but some people like to place them in the freezer.
Step 6: Once completely solid, carefully pop them out of the mold.
That's it! It's that simple!