Make Jumbo "Cupcake" Crayons Activity

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Updated on Dec 28, 2012

The age-old question: What is to be done with all those broken crayon stubs? Finally—there's a solution! This whimsical activity magically melts all the pieces together to create giant multi-colored crayons. Making these scrumptious-looking "cupcake" crayons will improve your child's color recognition and blending skills, while teaching her the importance of reusing and recycling.

What You Need:

  • Broken crayon pieces (with the wrappers removed)
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake/muffin tray

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 250° F.
  2. Have your child fill the lined cupcake tin with assorted crayon bits. Similar colors seem to work best, but encourage your little one to experiment with different combinations.
  3. Put the tray into the oven for approximately 20 minutes, until the crayons are just melted.
  4. Once they are cool, your child can remove the cupcake liners and enjoy her new giant crayons!

Coming up with memorable party favors is a breeze with this adorable activity! Simply pack these intensely-hued, jumbo-sized drawing instruments into colored cellophane bags tied up with raffia or ribbon. Your little one will be proud to give away her crayon creations!

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