Monday, October 24, 2011

Recycling Crayola Bits

 The girls' color drawer in their desk was getting pretty sad. Tons of itty bitty colors that were only 1 inch long. I bought them a brand new box of colors and pulled out all the broken bits. We went over to Nanna and Popo's house to make new colors out of their old ones. I thought they'd love pulling all the paper off the colors since they are always doing it when I tell them not to. But apparently telling them to do it makes it not fun. So I ended up peeling most of the papers away while they played.

 Then we placed the colors in a silicone mold. We did a solid color and lots of rainbow ones.

 Baked at 175 for about 15 or 20 minutes.

 While those were baking, Popo pulled out his Crayola color maker machine. He got it for a present and never got a chance to use it. After a few repairs, it was ready. You put the broken bits in the top, wait for the light bulb to melt the wax and pour it into the mold. (Izzie, Maddie and Popo)

 Pouring the wax down into the mold. This machine takes a while and only makes 2-3 colors at a time.

 Maddie, Popo and Izzie waiting for the wax to melt.

 Back to our oven colors, they melted down and we stuck them in the fridge to cool off faster.

They popped out easily enough.
 And we had a bunch of new crayons to use!

 and Izzie trying out their new star colors!

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