Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Homemade} Crayons

Raise your hand if you have a big pile of crayons that look like these in your house:

Don't throw them out!
Instead, let's bring them to life again.

All you need are some cute little molds.
{I found the sesame street one at the dollar store and the flower ones at superstore but you can also use muffin tins if you don't have molds}

Step One: Peel off the paper wrapping.
Now. This was quite the task. It took FOREVER. The girls did great though. Especially our almost 3 year old.
She was very patient and determined.
One tip that I read online {after we had already peeled ours. grrr!} was to use an exacto knife to cut a slit down the wrapper making it a much easier task. Wish I had seen that before we spent the time peeling off all those stubborn papers!
Step two: Break your crayons into small pieces.
{Fun. Fun. Fun.}
And then place the broken pieces inside your molds.

We decided to make some solid color crayons...

and some rainbow ones too!

Step three: Bake 'em in the oven at 275 degrees for about 10 minutes. I put our molds on a cookie sheet in case the wax spilled over. But they were perfect and didn't make a mess at all.
Once the wax has melted remove from oven and allow to completely cool.
Then just pop 'em out and enjoy your fun new crayons!

Aren't they pretty?

Happy colorful crayons.

Perfect for little hands :)

Happy crayon making friends!


  1. What a fun craft with a USEFUL end product. Love it!

  2. We used to do this when I was little; love it!

  3. Those are so neat...I can't wait to do with my own children!

  4. I have some ABC tins, but never got around to making the crayons. I will totally do that now.

    By the way, you have the eye.

    You take sum purdy pictures. Wish I knew how to do that!

  5. Oh, you are crafty! I am so not crafty. Great idea!

  6. Those are awesome! I've made big ones before, but those shapes are super fun!

  7. I LOVE the idea... it is so awesome! :)


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