Hello – this is going to be short, but I hope helpful post.
Last year at the art center I needed a way to have crayons that the smallest artists could use. After I made a set of crayon cookies, lots of folks asked me for the “recipe.” Well, here it is:
Preheat your over to 250 degrees
Unwrap three crayons for each “cookie” you want to make and chop them up
Get a disposable mini-muffin tin
Press yor fingers into the bottom of each muffin section to round out the bottom. The rounded bottom will make it easier for your little one to hold onto the crayon cookie.
Fill each muffin tin with crayon pieces. Make sure to group warm colors together and cool colors together. Too much mixing of crayons will give you brown. In your mind you will be makign a rainbow crayon, but what will come out will be more like a mud pie.
Place tin in the oven (put an oven liner underneath for wax spills.) Cook until the crayons are mostly melted.
Cool off in the cold outdoors – the colder your tin gets, the easier the crayons will pop out of the tin. You can also put the tin in the freezer.
A small collection of these with some construction paper also makes a nice gift.