Have you ever heard the term “crayon muffin” or “cookie cutter crayon”? Well, this is one of my favorite projects to do with the preschoolers and kids I babysit! Basically, what you do is take all those old, tiny broken crayons and crayon bits that are too small to use and peel off the wrappers (hey some of them might be coming off already anyway!) Then take an old muffin pan, I like to use shaped ones as well (if you have them) and a mini muffin pan too (also if you have one) and I like to sort most by color ( I think they turn out better) and fill each individual muffin tin with a cupcake wrapper and then about halfway to 2/3 of the way full with crayons. I would once again do a sorting game and have the kids do all the pinks, reds, oranges together etc.. (it just tends to look better) and then maybe a few wild ones– where they can go crazy– and white crayons always blend with any colors of course! Then put the muffin pans in the oven at 275 degrees F for about 7 to 8 minutes (or until melted). Take them out and if it’s winter or fall and cold outside I usually put them outside to harden and avoid accidents/injuries but if not put them on a high shelf safely in the freezer to form their shape (keeping them in the pan of course). Leave them in until they harden, it should take a few hours, then pull them out and wait another few hours until they get to room temperature and let your kids go wild and color and have a blast with their new big crayons (that you made for a fraction of the cost of those big, expensive ones!) These crayons are great for small fingers drawing big pictures and projects like rubbing leaves!