Hi everyone, and Happy Earth Week!

We had planned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day recycling crayons with you at a Wine Wednesday volunteer event. Since we could not be together, I made a batch of crayons and documented the steps so you can turn your old, broken crayons into fabulous new crayon disks! I’ll even show you how I’ve used my new crayon disks to create a one-of-a-kind leaf rubbing. 

We can’t wait to use our new crayons at an event along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail later this year.

Until then, be well and stay safe.

Happy Trails,

Amy, Friends of the Riverfront Development Director

How to Make Recycled Crayons

All you need: Broken Crayons, Oil, a Muffin Tin

Step 1: Gather & unwrap your old and broken crayons.

Save the paper wrapper bits and add them to your potting mix to help retain water for your plants!

Step 2: Chop or break the crayons into small bits.

Step 3: Oil your muffin tin, preheat your oven to 250 degrees, and add crayon bits (1-inch deep).

Step 4: Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crayon bits are completely melted.

Step 5: Cool at room temperature or in the freezer, then pop your fabulous new crayon disks out of the pan!

Step 6: To test out your new crayon disks, find a leaf along the Trail or in your back yard.

Step 7: Place a sheet of paper over the leaf and use your new crayon disk to make a colorful leaf rubbing. Send your artwork to a friend or just frame and enjoy!


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