Rainy Day Activities for Spring Break: Recycle It!

By Linsey Knerl

Stuck at home with the kids this spring break? Don’t fret! We’ve got three fun and eco-friendly activities designed to keep little hands busy, and parents smiling. Check out our top three affordable projects!

Spring Break Project #1: Recycled Crayons

If you’re like most Moms, you’ve got a drawer (or two) full of broken crayons the kids won’t touch. In stead of pitching them in the trash, use them to create new crayons in fun shapes! Here are the directions:

  1. Unwrap all of your crayons to be recycled. (You don’t want any paper getting in your project!) Kids as young as 2 can help with this.
  2. Find a suitable crayon mold. Any non-stick bakeware will work (like muffin tins, or special mini-cake molds.) We especially love the stuff made of silicone! Be sure to spray it with a nonstick baking spray or line with tin foil to prevent sticking. Then begin selecting various colors of crayon "chunks" to fill each mold. (You can choose like colors or something completely crazy!)
  3. Preheat your oven to a toasty 300 degrees. With an adult’s help, place the trays into the oven and bake just until all the crayons have melted.
  4. Remove the crayons and allow them to cool before using!

NEXT: Spring Break Activity #2