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Recycle Crayons into New Shapes!

Do you have lots of crayons that need to be recycled? You can recycle them yourself in a fun new useable shape! Crayons are made out of paraffin wax. When heated, the wax reaches its melting point and melts into the new shape of the mold you choose. Once they harden... ta da! A new crayon shape!

Art Crafting, Experiments, Inexpensive and Versatile, STEM Resources

Bring the Color in with Crayon Sun Catchers!

We love crayons in our home and use them daily! We have been collecting our broken crayons for several months and we decided to use them for some fun STEAM projects at home. One of our recent projects was inspired by the book in my Reading STEMs Learning Series entitled, 'The Crayon Man'. We created these fun STEAM sun catchers with crayon shavings and wax paper!

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Becoming a Process Engineer by Sorting Materials at Home!

Challenge your little process engineer to separate materials from a heterogeneous mixture without using their hands! They make a fun craft at the end!

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Explore the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center

Just west of Cleveland, Ohio there is a charming city called Bay Village.  It is home to an incredible science and nature educational center called the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.  Read more about our adventure checking it out!