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Re: Melted crayons- Health hazards

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 16:56:06 -0700

gregjuli wrote:
> Hi all,
> Using melted crayons are indeed a motivating media for students, but be aware of
> the health hazards. Regular petroleum based crayons (Crayola) produce fumes (when
> melted) that are not healthy.

Another caveat: Never melt wax over direct heat. I place an old metal
roasting pan over the two hot-plate burners, half-filled it with hot
water, and placed a muffin tin with the crayons and a small pan of batik
wax in it.