It is not always easy to keep a preschooler entertained during school time. He likes to do school, too, but only for a while. Today I saw a neat idea on the Little Birdie Secrets blog that I thought would make a good preschooler activity. We would recycle a bunch of broken crayons to make some new crayons. Nobody in our house uses broken crayons unless they absolutely have to. The kids also love using their Stockmar blocks which are similar. I can't wait to see all of the things my little guy will colour with them. The two oldest want to make their own sets, too. I can see these being great birthday gifts for other toddlers and preschoolers.
In case you don't have time to read the other blog, you simply sort broken crayons into silicone muffin cups according to colour or colour combinations of your choice. Bake in a 200F oven for 30-40 minutes or until melted. Let cool completely before removing them from the pan.