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Recycled crayon craft

In honor of Earth Day (April 22), here’s a simple way to recycle broken or stubby crayons. The resulting multicolored creations will delight any little artist.

What you’ll need:
Crayon pieces
Muffin tin

1. Take paper wrappers off crayons. Tough wrappers will come off easier if soaked in water briefly.
2. Arrange dry crayon pieces in muffin tins.
3. Bake on a low heat (200 degrees) just until crayons melt, about 10 minutes.
4. Cool completely, then pop out your new multicolored crayons.

Experiment with colors and sizes. Round muffin tins or even foil baking cups will do. We found a coated metal heart-shaped tin for $8.50, and star-shaped silicone mold for $10 at Party City.

Tip: Keep your color combinations simple, or you’ll end up with a lot of new brown crayons.

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