Today I was at moms group with a few of my friends and their little ones. One of my friends has a daughter who will be 2 in a few months and I watched as she tried to color with regular crayons. The problem was at this age little chubby fingers have a hard time holding onto the crayons. I have seen many articles online on how to make chunky crayons so I decided to give it a go.
You first take a bunch of crayons that are either already broken or you can break them up. Put matching colors into a greased muffin tin. I used a regular size muffin tin because the mini muffin tins are small enough that I worried about them being a choking hazard.
After breaking up all the pieces you will want to put it in a pre-heated oven (around 300 degrees).
After they have been in the oven for about 5-8 minutes you will notice that your crayons have turned to liquid. Take them out of the oven and let them sit on top of the stove for a few minutes to cool just a bit.
Once you take them out of the freezer you will want to pop them out of the muffin tins. I did find this some what hard to do. I think if i owned silicon muffin liners or a silicon muffin tin it would have been easier. Two of mine broke in half so I was left with these 8.
Great for little fingers and big peoples as well.