Do you know what I'd do? I'd  gather all the runty ones, break em all up, stick em in a muffin tin [heart shaped, obviously] and bake them in an oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes.

But do you know what? Since my professors tend to frown upon essays composed in crayon, I will personally save this activity for when I'm a) in the company of child and b) have more than 3 scabby crayons kicking around, preferably in an assortment of vibrant colours, as I'm pretty sure that right now any uber crayon of mine would turn out an unfortunate shade of brown.

Enough about me though - this is a neat little activity for the kiddies and a lesson in reuse and recycle!

Thanks to Earth Savers for this sweet idea and pic.


  1. love this idea! i saw someone on craftster (my favourite website in the history of websites) do this to keep the kids occupied at their wedding.
    now i WISH i had scummy, leftover crayons.

  2. WOW! I have heaps of scabbies at school that were going to be chucked... I'm gonna give this a try with my kids next week... tho I'm not sure about using the staffroom oven just incase it doesn't work and I end up with mess everywhere... hmmm