What to do:
This is a teacher preparation activity. Also, younger children can choke on broken crayon chubbies.
- Peel the paper from crayon bits and put a variety of colors in each cup of a metal muffin tin.
- Place muffin tin inside an electric skillet of water for a double boiler effect.
- Slowly melt the crayons over low heat, melting them to a soft “chocolate chip” stage. You don’t want colors to blend, just to stick together.
- Put muffin tin in refrigerator to harden.
- Pop the hardened crayon “muffin” out of the tray and cut in half to make a nice-sized tool for preschoolers.
- Provide paper to draw on with the crayon chubbies.
- Pour soft crayon wax into large, wide or tall plastic pill bottles. Make sure bottles have been thoroughly cleansed of previous medicine.
- When hardened, dip or roll them in very hot water to remove the newly created crayon.