Until we can draw on the walls without leaving a mark, or at least until our kids can, we're left watching as the little ones destroy their crayons in some capacity or another. Whether they just get run down to small nubs of their former selves, you'll want to get rid of them eventually. But throwing them in the trash isn't always appropriate, because sometimes you just don't want to spend the money on new ones. Understandable. So why not melt them down, and create new crayons for your littles ones to use? That's exactly what the Crayola Crayon Maker does.
The idea is that you'll want to stick a few crayons in the machine, melt them down with a bright light, and then let them get combined into one crayon. And yes, Crayola does expect you to get some combinations in there. If they created something like this, of course they knew that the combinations that would come out of it would be pretty unique. But, at least your kids have new crayons to use.
To make the device work, you'll need to find yourself a colorless 60-watt candelabra bulb, and a wall outlet to plug it into. If you're interested, you can pick up one of the Crayon Makers from Crayola for $21.93 right from the company's website.