I have an easy DIYP for this weekend! It’s fun and kid-friendly. And it’s a great lesson in recycling.
My kids love crafts, especially my oldest daughter. About 42.9 times a week (averages higher in the summer) she wants to get crafty. It’s exhausting and she doesn’t believe that folding clothes is considered an art form in some remote places.
The other day, the kids were coloring and drawing. It began to lose it’s appeal and the craft begging began. I took one look at their pathetic collection of old, broken crayons and before I had a chance to call myself a bad mom, I said:
1. Tear the paper off of broken crayons.
2. Place broken crayons into paper liners of muffin tin. (We did all different colors: red, white, blue, pastels, Christmas colors.)
3. Preheat oven to 275 degrees and bake crayons for 10 minutes. (My kids loved watching these melt in the oven).
4. Let them cool and peel off paper.
5. Impress your kids. Just like that!
My toddler thought they looked good enough to eat!
In the winter edition of Family Fun Magazine, I saw this same idea. But they put the crayons in heart-shaped muffin tins and attached them to Valentine’s. My kids would love to share these with their friends.