We've seen this activity before all over Pinterest, but have you thought of putting them to use this Ramadan/Eid. ATTENTION LITTLE ONES, this is for you! You and your children can recreate your own crayons and make them match your Ramadan or Eid theme for this year!
Here's what you'll need:
- A bunch of Crayons (we always recommend Crayola)
- A star shaped oven safe silicone mould (any mould shape will do. You can try letter moulds and spell out Ramadan or Eid)
- An oven and a baking sheet
- A knife (Optional: you can just go ahead and break the crayons with your hands)
Preheat your oven to around 120 degrees celsius. Start by peeling off all the paper wrappers around the crayons. This is a good fine motor exercise for little fingers. Then start breaking the crayons into small pieces, small enough to fit into the mould your are using.
Mix the pieces up for a fun rainbow/confetti look or group them according to colour. Let your children pick what kind of crayon they'd like to recreate!
Fill up your mould with the crayon pieces (it's best to use a mould that you don't plan on using for food again). Then place the mould on a baking sheet to avoid any spills in your oven and also to make it easier for you to take them out of the oven when they're ready!
Place the baking sheet in your oven on the middle rack and leave in there for about 5-10 minutes or when you notice that all the crayons have melted.
Remove from the oven once ready and leave it aside allowing your new recreated crayons to harden up and completely cool down before you start popping them out. This may take a while - maybe an hour or two depending on the temperature where you live. You can speed up the process by popping the whole tray in the freezer!
Once ready, pop them out! You can use these new crayons as Ramadan/Eid favours in goodie bags or simply enjoy colouring away with them!
Don't forget to show us how you're turn out!