Mercedes had so many broken crayons that we decided it was time to recycle them by melting them together and making big, colorful, beautiful crayons.
We started by painting vegetable oil onto aluminum foil muffin liners (you could also use muffin tins).
Then we sorted out the good crayons from the broken ones.
Once we found all of our broken crayons, we tore the paper off of them
and put them in the muffin liners.
We preheated the oven to 250 degrees.
Once the crayons were in the oven we checked them every 5 minutes.
They ended up taking about 20 minutes to melt.
We let them cool completely.
And then tested them out. Success!