From pieces of broken crayons, we make "Super Crayons." Using a crock pot, volunteers peel, sort, and melt the crayon pieces. Then, they pour the liquid crayon mixture into molds to form large crayons which can be used by children with special needs.
Why Recycle Crayons?
We can reuse the oil from the crayons.
We can help kids with special needs.
Thank you to all who bring us crayons and to those volunteers who spend time on this project.
Help Us Make Super Crayons!
If you have a group that would like to volunteer to make Super Crayons, call us at 630-545-9710 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come to SCARCE. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Be sure to wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. No experience necessary!
Girl Scout Troup 50204 earned their Silver Award through a crayonathon!
"Our Girl Scout Troop 50204 of junior high girls was so excited when we started this project back in May/June when we collected crayons from area schools and libraries. We estimate that we collected just over 200 pounds of crayons. The girls then sorted out the whole, good crayons that could be given to underprivileged children. The remaining crayons were then sorted by color and peeled which was done over the summer months as this was the most time consuming aspect of the project. Finally after visiting SCARCE in September, they were able to learn the process from Sandy, and were thrilled to be finally turning the crayon pieces into SuperCrayons for handicapped children. Sandy graciously let us borrow her equipment so that we could have a “crayon-a-thon” in our leader’s garage. Between Thursday, October 6 and Sunday, October 9, 2011, our crayon factory was open for about 25 hours, and in that time, our troop of 5 girls and 2 leaders made a whopping 1,168 SuperCrayons!!!! We are so proud of all their hard work! Thank you so much!!!"
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