Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

Bryan Ware, an inventive dad from San Francisco recently found out that over 75,000 pounds of crayons get thrown away each year. His interest sparked after he found himself wondering where the crayons went after his kids used them while out to dinner one night.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

And so the process was born. Bryan first takes old donated crayons and begins his process by melting them down.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

He then pours the mixture into specially made custom molds.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

He makes about 95 new crayons each time he does this.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

These crayons are thicker and easier to grasp for young children and kids with special needs.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

The finished products are then delivered to children hospitals throughout California.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

They’ve already delivered more than 2,000 boxes.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

“If these crayons give them an escape from that hospital room for ten minutes, we did our job,” says Ware.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

He even includes the help of his own kids upon delivery.

Dad finds great way to repurpose leftover crayons from schools and restaurants

To find out more about the Crayon Initiative and how you can help check in with their website HERE.

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