Thursday, July 5, 2012

Melting Crayons!

It has been so hot here the past week. On Monday, I decided to use the heat to our advantage and do a science activity. We sorted all of our old crayons, peeled off the paper (if there was any left) and broke them into small pieces. Then we filled up ice cube trays with the pieces. We had a few ice cube trays that are fun shapes, such as flowers and stars. We took the trays outside and left them until the afternoon.

Some melted and mixed all together, some half melted, and then we had a few that did not melt at all!

They were a lot of fun to use to color with, especially the ones where the colors had mixed together some.

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  1. I've been wanting to try that project!! It looks like a lot of fun!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. It was! The students really enjoyed it and checking on it every 5 minutes to see how much had melted. They crayons were fun to color with since the colors were all mixed up and you didn't know what you would get while coloring :)

  2. Hi there,
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I'm your newest follower! I use to make these with my Brownie Troop {They are now about to be 18 y/o} but only used muffin tins. Thank you so much for the idea about ice cube trays and using the Florida in August, this will be amazing for back to school! I've Pinned ya!
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    1. Thanks! The ice cube trays are very easy to use, plus you can make fun shapes!


  3. We did this with hearts and my kiddos love it!

    At Easter, we made eggs with crayon shavings and wax paper and they turned out very cute!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  4. This is such a cute project! It's amazing how just a little time outside will melt those crayons.


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