Make your own crayons

A great activity for kids at an Art Party is to make their own crayons.

You are gonna need children´s broken crayons, you can also ask the guest to bring their own in a bag. Who doesn´t have pieces of crayons at home!

images from Providence handmade

Pre-heat the oven to 250 F, put pieces of different colors of crayons in a mini cupcake mold (don´t forget to use paper cups or spray the mold with vegetable oil).
Place the mold and let it melt for about 10 minutes, they melt very fast.
Remove from the oven and let them cool completely before giving them to the kids.

You can also give them to take home in a favor bag.

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44 Responses to “Make your own crayons”

  1. I love this idea :) Tried it with my kids and they all had fun helping out. Thanks :)

  2. We made these for Valentine’s day and the kids loved making them for their classmates. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I Love this Idea thank you for sharing me and the kids are gona do this tonight and they are so excited :)

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  5. I tried this tonight and my crayons came out fine but they dont give off a lot of color and they kinda shred up making a bit of a mes. Did i do something wrong or has this happened to others? I will admit i purchased an off brand crayon because it was on sale for school supply season to use for this project. Does it have to be done with crayola? Thanks

    • I don’t know if this is the case but I suspect that you bought soybean based crayons. They don’t work great in general. They are usually a bit cheaper and crumble easily. I just know this from when I taught school and bought them for my class by mistake one year. Crayola crayons are actually wax so they should melt better.

  6. such a cute craft! I just made these :)
    It would be great if you specified if the oven temperature is in Celsius or Fahrenheit. I ended up baking mine at about 300 Fahrenheit

  7. Creative, fun idea! We did this and decided to wrap the new crayons with raffia or ribbon and add them to tops of presents or just give a few stacks as a gift.

  8. Is there a secret to getting them out?

  9. if you soak the crayons in warm water the wrappers just peel right off!!

  10. We tried this at home today, but I also used celcius in stead of fahrenheit. My whole kitchen is filled with smoke and it doesn’t smell very good. Another lesson I’ve learned today, Read the comments before you start trying it! :-) We just go for a second time now and I hope it will work out this time! :-)

    • My son started high scohol last week and he is pysched, my daughter will start next week after taking sometime off of public scohol to be homescoholed, she is ecstatic to be with her friends again, and the little one well she has 2 more years at home with mommy but we are looking forward to some us time . hopefully with some new megablocks to play with LOL

  11. LOVED THIS! My kids now think we have magical crayons. I just hope they don’t come up with excuses now to break crayons as an excuse to make more. :)

  12. Hi, I made mine in silicone baking cups. It didn’t work. It was watery on top. Do I only use Crayola? And is the silicone cup okay? Please help. Thanks.

  13. a fabulous idea indeed now i know what to do with the munted and old crayons, thanks heaps….

  14. Hi! So glad you posted this- always wanted to try this! Do you think it would work in a “French Toast stick” mold/pan? I figure it maybe easier for little hands to hold?….

  15. We did this, thanks to your post, for my daughter’s art inspired birthday party and the kids all got to take their “new” crayon home for their party favor! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. i tried to make these and my kitchen caught on fire!! thanks…

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