Sep 24, 2016

Homeschool: Melting Crayons

Today we checked out the melting property of crayons!
To start, we took the paper off of two boxes of crayons (48 all together…*wipes brow* lol) then placed them in our tin pan (three layers of foil with sides turned up). We baked them in the oven at 425 for 5 minutes,then sat and watched the crayons transform! It was pretty cool. Observation: Jordan noticed the crayons get shiny as they began to melt. Also, the colors begain to run into each other, creating a cool swirl effect! Once done, we let the crayons cool in the freezer for about 10 minutes  (very carefully, so you aren’t cleaning up wax off the frozen broccoli for a week). After the sheet hardened, again, we observed the difference in the crayons…..from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid again. Just for fun (although this whole process was fun….besides taking the paper off of 48 crayons )we wanted to see how the crayons would color now that they have these cool swirls in them. Lots of rainbow doodling going down today! Care to try?