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Recycled microwave crayola

I’ve seen several tutorials for recycling crayolas using the oven, but never with the microwave. And as my kid’s pencils box looks like this….I decided to give a try.

I cut the crayolas into small pieces and put them in an ice cube tray (bad idea you’ll see!).

I put everything in the microwave on “defrost”, and ….


It’s messed up!!!


The ice cube trays are not made ​​for microwave …. what a surprise! 😉  But it’s all I had on hand! I cut the melted parts and I started again. It works best with smaller tanks, it avoids having one side burned and the other not even melted.

Conclusion, it’s works but:
Use microwave containers.
Melt small amounts at a time.
Use “defrost” and keep an eye on it ( it takes 2-3 minutes … but it depends on each microwave).


Et voila! Have fun!


Rahul Kataria

Friday 18th of October 2013

wow nice Microwave having good quality.According to me it is a best product.


Friday 27th of September 2013

I've tried this before by baking the crayons into cupcake papers but this looks so much better! Good thing you thought of putting a paper plate under the mold eh? :)

Ama Ryllis

Friday 27th of September 2013

Hi Liz, It's not a paper's just the microwave plate! I didn't thought it could possibly messed up! The good thing is: it was easy to clean (using hot water...just in case someone else melts the mold too). I was lucky on this one!!

Allison @

Friday 27th of September 2013

When I was a kid I always hated the waste that came with coloring. I'd use the color all the way down to the nib and I'd hear something like "just use another blue". Didn't they get it, it was the wrong blue?! My nephews have a whole bucket of nubs left behind. We might be doing this this weekend to repurpose them. Thanks!

Ama Ryllis

Friday 27th of September 2013

Haha I understand! I was bothered to not use my pencils the same way ... I wanted them all to remain the same size to keep the box as nice as new!! yeah...I was a bit obsessive! Have fun with your nephews!