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Hello lovelies & happy Friday! Just in time for weekend fun, I thought I’d share a quick how-to on making old crayons new again. I’d made a batch like this for G a couple years ago, but since then our crumbled crayon collection has grown immensely. I always love seeing how all of the different color combos melt together into something entirely new and exciting. These circle crayons will fit into the hands of even the smallest artist and I think they’d make a wonderful, inexpensive gift or party favor for the littles in your life. Big people too. (:  Thanks HGTV for inviting me to create this little tutorial!

Materials and Tools:

mini muffin pan
wax coloring crayons, all colors and kinds
oven

Step 1. Unwrap & break crayons:
Peel paper from the outside of crayons and break them into small pieces. (Tip: Use scented or glitter crayons for a fun twist!)

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Step 2. Arrange pieces in muffin pan:

Plop crayon pieces into the muffin pan, filling each circle at least half full. Try clustering color families together or create a rainbow all in one—There is no wrong way! (Tip: For larger crayons, use a standard size muffin pan, or novelty bakeware for more creative shapes.)

Step 3. Bake crayons:
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until wax is completely melted. Allow to cool completely (overnight is best).

Step 4. Remove crayons from pan:
Flip pan over and firmly tap each circle. If some of the crayons don’t pop out immediately, don’t fret. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes then try again. They should come out with minimal effort and leave no residue on your pan.

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Admire your pretty results, grab some paper and give each color a go.

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