What can you with bits of old crayon?

I was recently invited by author/illustrator extraordinaire Daniel J Mahoney to The Albany Academies first annual Children's Book Festival. It was a lovely day and a fun trip, made better by meeting Dan's adorable son Ryan. He is a natural when it comes to recycling and I was honored to sign a copy of What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? for the little guy.

Not long after I got these sweet pictures of Ryan and his dad doing one of the activities in the book; recycling used up bits of old crayons. Could he be any cuter?



First you peel the paper off the crayons and put them in a bowl:



Then you ask your dad to put the bowl in the oven to melt the wax so he can pour it into some ice cube trays:



Next look closely at the ice cube tray:



Put it in the fridge:



Then get drawing with your newly recycled crayons!



If you have pictures of your kids doing any of the activities in the book I'd love to see them!