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Ecolovies ~ Recycled crayons!
Today we had our yearly testing for homeschoolers in the state. I never make a big deal of it, because their scores really don't matter. In fact, we don't technically have to do it or turn it in at all. But I like making the school system happy... the happier they are, the less you have to deal with them. ;) Anyhow, I don't make a big deal of testing at all. In fact, between the two kids tests, we decided to make recycled crayons for Logan out of crayons I found in the garage while decluttering.

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  • How to make a crayons. Recycled Crayons! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cyan was the official peeler and breaker. With the help of a shovel (don't ask) she got all of them chopped into tiny pieces and ready to melt.

  • How to make a crayons. Recycled Crayons! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then we set the oven to 175* and put them in it. We used tiny muffin tins I found at Goodwill for this project. We also use these for paint cups with tempera paint.

  • How to make a crayons. Recycled Crayons! - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you let these cool, they will start to pull away from the sides of the pan all by themselves. When they were completely cool I just turned the tin over and all but one fell out instantly. The other was a bit more stuck, so I stuck the tin in the freezer and it popped out in less than 20 minutes.

  • How to make a crayons. Recycled Crayons! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Logan was pretty thrilled and he and Cyan decided to color while Alex was taking his test. It was a great way to use the old crayons, and a fun activity to offset the drab testing day stuff.

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lydia a.
lydia a. · 1 project
Awww the kids are so cute!!! :3
Valentina M.
Valentina M. · 1 project
You must be a really good teacher ;)

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