Cookie cutter crayons are a great way to use up old crayon stumps. When crayons break or wear down and become hard to use, you can melt them down into multicolored crayons. These cookie cutter crayons make fun art tools for your kids; or you can hang them on strings for colorful holiday decorations or gift tags.
Remove any paper wrappers from the crayons and place them in a tin can. Place the can in a saucepan of water and melt the crayons over low heat.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place cookie cutters on it. Carefully pour the melted crayon wax into the cookie cutters, holding them down so the wax doesn't leak out the bottom. Let the crayons cool until solid, and then pop them out of the cookie cutters.
This is a good method if you have lots of crayon pieces that are roughly the same color. The colors will melt together and you'll get cookie cutter crayons that look very similar in color.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the sheet and some metal cookie cutters with cooking spray. This will help prevent the crayons from sticking when they bake.
Remove the paper wrappers from the crayons and break them into roughly even pieces. Place the cookie cutters on the baking sheet and arrange the crayons inside them.
Bake the cookie cutter crayons at 275 for about 7 to 8 minutes. Let the crayons cool, and then remove them from the cookie cutter molds.
This is a good method if you have crayon pieces of many different colors. You can combine the crayons in individual cookie cutters to make new crayons of all shades and color combinations.