Melting Crayons

Our science exploration activity this week is all about crayons to go with a reading of The Day the Crayons Quit! We’re exploring crayons in a solid and liquid state and making our own swirly crayons. Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials:

  • Crayons, paper removed (this is a great way to use up old stubby crayons)
  • Muffin Tins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 150 degrees (f).
  2. Remove paper from crayon pieces
  3. Break the crayons into small chunks
  4. Select 2-3 colors and place the crayon pieces in a muffin tin
  5. place in the oven for 15 minutes
  6. remove and allow to cool and harden completely (this took about 30 minutes for us– we used a mini muffin tin)
  7. Turn the tin upside down and tap on the back to pop out your new crayons! (If they’re being stubborn, you can use a knife, or place the pan in the freezer for a few minutes.)

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Author: Tawni

Tawni is a former special education teacher, now stay-at-home momma. She spends her days reading, cooking with lots of cheese, listening to professional choral music, and tickling her baby boy, Cy. She lives with her husband and son in Utah.

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