If you are a parent of a toddler, you might have a house littered with broken crayons like we do. Or did, I should say. We no longer have crayon bits strewn about our home. My friend Maren shared a brilliant idea with me a few weeks ago, and I will pass it onto you! Thank you, Maren!
Gather all of those crayon pieces that are buried beneath your couch cushions and collecting dust underneath your cupboards. If you’re feeling crazy, you can even snap some unbroken crayons in two, just because it is fun.
First, make sure to remove the paper from the crayons. I ran the edge of a razor blade down the length of each crayon paper. This saved me a ton of time. Peeling those babies off with your fingers can get frustrating.
Pull out a muffin tin and place the broken crayon pieces inside the cups.
Have fun arranging the colors.
If you have just gotten done baking a loaf of banana bread or perhaps a batch of gingerbread cookies, your timing is perfect! If not, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Once your oven has preheated, turn it right back off and throw in the crayon-filled muffin tin. The wax will melt while the oven cools.
After a few minutes, the crayons will become beautiful pools of swirling color!
When I pulled these out of the oven, I had a major flashback to college art class. It must have been the smell of hot wax combined with prettiness.
Be careful not to slosh the wax around too much. Set the pan on a flat surface and allow to cool.
Once the wax hardens, turn the pan over and run under hot water. The “cookies” will fall out of the pan.
I considered calling these something besides “scribble cookies” because the name confused Elijah and he kept trying to eat them. But I love the way it sounds, so I’m sticking with it. Scribble cookies. A pretty way to clean up your crayon drawer and entertain yourself, I mean your toddler.