Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Unbreakable (I hope)

Dorian can't leave a crayon in 1 piece. I don't know if all kids have a phase like this, but I'm hoping this one doesn't last too much longer. This morning I sat him down with a pack of crayons and a coloring book; instead of coloring he decided to break every. single. one. My frustration gave me an idea: crayon pucks.

First you'll need a mini-muffin tin and 4-5 boxes of crayons (I got 24 packs for 25cents at Target). Start out by taking the paper off all the crayons. Next, break up each color into 1/2-1 inch pieces and put them into the muffin tin, while keeping the colors seperated.

Now put the tin in the oven at 225° until they are melted, about 7-10 minutes. Once melted take them out of the oven and let them cool. After the tin is no longer hot put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Finally, turn the tin upside down and the crayon pucks will pop out. Now your kids can't spend drawing time snapping crayons in half and you don't need to spend more money on thicker crayons.


  1. Great idea!! you could make cool swirl ones that way too!!!

  2. I like it. I'll have to try it out when Drake breaks his crayons. I wonder if you could melt the crayons and then mold them in candy molds to make fun shaped crayons?