Caring about the environment is patriotic.
November 25th, 2009
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The Crayola Crayon Maker is made from nearly 4 pounds of plastic, the crayons are petroleum-based, and my guess is that the toy is doomed to a short life cycle, but I’ve gotta admit, I like its spirit of creative waste transformation. No crayon bit is too small to be recycled — it’s a great, green lesson to be teaching our kids at an early age.
But before you shell out $59.95 for one of these puppies — which promises to be one of the hardest-to-snag, hottest toys of the 2009 holiday season — why not check out this cool article on how to recycle crayons the old-fashioned way? All it takes is some glass jars, a pot of boiling water, and a couple of candy molds (or ice cube trays). It’s the perfect art project/science experiment to do with your kids on a cold winter day, and it’s at least as exciting as staring at the Crayola Crayon Maker for 20 minutes while a 60-watt light bulb painstakingly works its magic.
Do this now: Need more ideas for fun green art projects to do with your kids over the holiday weekend? Check out this post on how to make paint from blueberries and beets.