How does turning crayon pieces into new crayons sound? We’ve always just thrown them away, but not anymore. The Crayola Crayon Maker allows you to take those pieces and actually do something with them. Best for ages 8 and up (and it does require adult supervision), kids can melt down crayon pieces and create completely original crayons with mixed color combinations.
The The Crayola Crayon Maker is currently on sale at Amazon for $19.99.
One Part Art, One Part Science
Built from durable blue-plastic construction, the Crayola Crayon Maker looks like a little laboratory, decorated with dripping ooze and scientific doodads. The kit comes with four classic-colored crayons, which you can break into pieces and mix together in the machine’s melting trays.
When melting crayon pieces in the metal melt tray, the safety-latch lid stays locked for safe fun. And the lid is clear so kids and adults can watch while the crayons melt — a hypnotic pleasure.
When the crayons have melted down and blended together, a yellow lever on the side of the Crayon Maker tilts the tray to pour the melted crayons into the molds. With two compartments, the melt tray allows you to pour two new color designs at a time. With four crayon molds, that’s two of each. When hardened, the flexible plastic mold frame easily snaps open to reveal newly formed crayons with exciting color combinations. With their new homemade crayons in hand, kids will be ready and psyched to color like never before!