Bug is always attracted to the 'reuse, reduce, recycle' symbol, and asks almost daily about what we can 'cycle' (recycle) in our house. When I came across this idea again, I realized it was perfect for her. She helped break the crayons, sort by colors, and fill the muffin tin. We got this really great IKEA ice cube tray at our local thrift store, so it is reused too! This seemed to be an all-day project, which was a little bit of a bummer. I only have the one mold, and it had to cool completely between batches or the crayons would break coming out. So in one day we made a total of 6 batches, but Bug is pleased to have something to sell and I am happy to have her involved which makes it worth it.
Please forgive the poor pictures, but this is the packaging we decided to go with...complete with the recycle symbol on the back! She sold a couple sets and has put her 'earned money' in with her saving jar at our house. I am so proud of her!