Recycled Crayon Craft: Colorful Christmas Trees
Small children love to use crayons for coloring. If you are a parent, caregiver or school teacher who have young children under your care, you know that you have probably amassed a large amount of broken crayons. Don’t throw them out! Upcycle them into holiday crayons. Recycled crayon crafts are very creative, This particular one will show you how you can make colorful Christmas trees. Have some fun and get creative. You will be amazed at how easy they are to make and look great too!
Upcycled Holiday Crayons
5-7 crayons in assorted shades of green
Non stick cooking spray
Tree shaped cookie pan
You can find shaped cookie pans at most retail stores and even thrift stores.
1. Begin by breaking the crayons in half and removing the paper wrappers. It is easiest to do this if you peel it at the seams and untwist.
2. Once the crayons are peeled, break them into as small of pieces as possible.
3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your cookie pan with non stick cooking spray.
4. Drop bits of the green crayon into each compartment. Feel free to mix the various shades of green as they will create a cool marble effect when heated. You want to place enough bits so the bottom of the mold is coated.
5. Heat at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the wax is melted into liquid. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
6. Place the cooled tray in the freezer for 10-12 minutes to make removal easier. Take a knife and gently pop the crayon out of the tray.
Now that you have that all done, your holiday crayon is ready to use. You can use it yourself or gift it to someone. Makes a great holiday gift for a teacher!