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Crayon Volunteers

Volunteers sort the crayons and melt them to make SUPER Crayons.

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Donate Your Crayons

We'll take the old crayons your kids don't want or use anymore! Drop them off during our normal business hours.

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Super Crayons Print E-mail

 

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With donated broken pieces of crayons from schools and residents we make "Super Crayons." Volunteers peel, sort and melt them using a crock pot and candle molds to form large crayons to be used by children with special needs.

 

Why Recycle Crayons

  • Crayons are made of oil, a precious resource. Let's reuse it rather than put it into the landfill.
  • Children with special needs use the finished product.

 

Thank you to all who bring us crayons and to those volunteers who spend time on this project. A special thanks to the Adapted For Kids By Kids program.

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Super Crayon Making Days - Volunteers Needed!

Are you interested in helping SCARCE make Super Crayons?  We are now offering dates for Super Crayon training and making!  Join us as we melt old crayons and turn them into Super Crayons.  Be sure to wear old clothes or an apron and old, closed-toe shoes.

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Super Crayon Project

Melt one color of crayons in a crockpot.
Pour the melted crayons into molds.
Super Crayons require smoothing.

Girl Scout Crayonathon

Girl Scout Crayonathon

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 wercrayonathone 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!!!"


Documentation of Crayonathon!

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