Ages 5+
Ages 5+

Solar Crayon Recycler


What you get

Get creative with homemade recycled crayons! Build your own crayon recycler out of all recyclable materials. Then harness the power of the sun to heat and melt old crayons into new ones! Discover different ways to capture and use the Sun’s heat, and learn all about the eco-friendly use of solar energy. And you get awesome crayons at the end of it!




From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

I used no plastic or foam in this crate because I wanted it to be super environmentally friendly. Even the clear window is made from plants! – Julia, KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers

Box shape prototypes: 4

Crayons melted in testing: 72

Days spent waiting for a sunny day to test the crate: 5!