Sun-Melted Crayons

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You probably know that you can melt old crayons in the oven – but in the summer, you can also let the sun do the work!

This craft is the perfect use for all those old or broken crayons in your house. Remove the paper liners and place the crayons in a zip-top bag. Smash into pieces with a hammer.

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Travis couldn’t believe he got to use the grown-up hammer!

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Select cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Fill with the crayon pieces to about 1/2-inch deep.

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Place in a sunny spot for at least 6 hours, or until melted.

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Although our crayons got very soft, they never did melt together all the way (we ought to have taken advantage of last week’s 95 degree heat wave, instead of our 85 degrees today!) so we ultimately popped them in the oven to finish the process. This only took 5 minutes (at 170 degrees F) since they were already so soft.

Let cool before popping out of the cookie cutters.

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