monday kids’ activities: give crayons a second chance

preparing the crayon cookies

Miss N and Boy are crafty little people and with a lot of crafting comes many broken crayons. The kids are a bit fussy about their crayons and once they become tattered, broken and the crayon equivalent of a Victorian street urchin, the kids abandon them. Since I am the type of mother who refuses to just throw them away, we have a few crafts lined up to take care of the waifs.

You will need

an old muffin tin (I use the silicone variety so you can pop out the crayon cookies)

crayon stubs, peeled and broken

willing participants to peel said crayon stubs


Think about whether or not you want to make rainbow cookies (fun!) or all one colour.

1. Preheat oven on the lowest setting (approximately 200` F).

2. Organize the crayon stubs into your desired colours.

3. Fill the muffin tin with the crayons and place in the oven. Keep a close eye on them until they start to lose their shape but are not liquid because they will soon scorch. Approximately 20 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The rainbow crayons benefit from a swirl with a toothpick.

5. Pop ’em out!

crayon cookies stack


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