Some days this job is just the best thing ever. I spent most of the morning playing with crayons... I'm working on a book about craft activities, sort of an introduction to recycling with art activities. The book is written and contracted, right now I am working on revising the instructions so that they're clear and make sense. I love really technical stuff like this... breaking down a project into steps and organizing information, really appeals to the OCD in me.
Anyways, here are some pics of my crayon experiment. Most teachers out there know that you can recycle crayon bits into new crayons if you melt them down. Today I compared melting on the stove top, to the oven, to the microwave... some pics from my experiments and from the actual book (What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?):