Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Follow UsFollow SCARCE on Twitter  Follow SCARCE on Facebook   Find SCARCE on You Tube


Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Crayon Volunteers

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

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.

Crayon Volunteers Print E-mail

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


We've been fortunate to have dedicated volunteers to help with this. We remember Hank the "Crayon Man" sorted crayons for many years and we've had scounts make crayons for their;Eagle Scout Projects. If you are interested in helping, here are some guidelines:

  • Collecting and sorting crayons is a great project for volunteers of any age. Crayons can be collected and sorted at home by younger children or scout troops. At the SCARCE location, only high school and older volunteers are allowed.
  • Due to the heat needed to melt the crayons, those making Super Crayons need to be high school age or older.
  • Once the SUPER crayons are made, smoothing them requires time, patience, and carving skills.


If you have a group that is interested in making, we can schedule a date for Super Crayon training and making! Call to schedule 630-545-9710 - typically Tue evenings and Sat am's work the best. 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. Note: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Click here if the online form does not appear.

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!


Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 4:30pm

Tue: 9am - 6pm

2nd & 4th Sat of the month: 9am - noon

SCARCE Tour Video

Donating to SCARCE Rescue Programs VIdeo

Composting, Super Crayons, Energy Bike Video - WGN