Perfect Pot for Plants

Perfect Pot for Plants craft

Watch science grow as kids use recycled crayons and a little solar energy to create this colorful plant holder. It's perfect for gift-giving and party activities.

  • 1.

    Gather pieces of broken Crayola® Crayons and peel off the labels.

  • 2.

    Put unwrapped crayons in a clear glass jar. Place the jar outdoors in direct sunlight.

  • 3.

    When the crayons are melted, ask an adult to use hot pads to pick up the jar—it can get really hot. Tip the jar to form melted-wax designs on the jar's edges. Put the jar in a cool spot to let the crayon wax harden.

  • 4.

    Place soil in the jar and plant a flower or other plant.