Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Crayon Cookies

~This project is ONLY to be done under the supervision of an adult. Also, these are not edible.~

Crayon Cookies


-1 muffin pan
-old (or new) broken pieces of crayons (no longer than 1 1/2" long )
-vegetable oil
-paper towels

-Preheat oven to 200 - 250 degrees. Wipe the inside of the muffin pan with a little vegetable oil on the paper towel.

-Have children help take the paper off any crayons that still has it and break up the pieces.

-Next have children place the crayons into the muffin pan about 1/4 the way up.

-Adult places the pan in the oven and set timer for about 5 min. but check on them after 2 min. If, after 5 minutes there are still bits that didn't get melted let them cook for about another 3-5 minutes but check on them frequently.
-After they are done take them out and set them on the stove top or on a hotpad.

-Let them cool COMPLETELY before removing them.

Other options you can do is you can use muffin cups. You can add glitter to the crayons before you put them in the oven. You can also make them all one color if you like or you can make white, red, and green ones for Christmas or pink and red ones for Valentine's Day, or orange and black ones for Halloween, or make them the colors of their school. They color just like regular crayons and if you mix the colors such as my girls and I did, when they color they get all sorts of colors. It is also a GREAT way to teach preschoolers about what colors mix with another color to get another color (such as red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green, you get the idea)

Have Fun!


Melissa said...

Wow! I have a lunchbox FILLED with old broken crayons. This is the coolest craft that my little guy will love, and also make awesome presents for his cousins.

Angie said...

They are so super easy to make. I recommend you use baking cups for it because (trust me) the first batch I made of these with my girls I was digging them out with a butter knife. And yes, they would make awesome gifts for little ones.