There is something about color that is exciting. Especially if it is not a “normal” color. Why have boring makeup when you can make a statement?
These tubes of easy to make, makeup cost mere pennies per color. If you are looking for a DIY gift for a tween gal, these are for you. This post contains affiliate and consultant links.
How to Make your Own Lipstick – from Crayons.
Supplies you will need (has affiliates):
Neon or other bright colored crayons (really, you can go black too, any colors work. We just loved the brilliant colors in the neon pack).
Optional: Grapefruit Oil (gives it a fresh taste – this is where we get our oils, you want high quality edible ones)
Peel your crayons and break them into pieces. For each crayon used, you will want to have a teaspoon of shea butter and a teaspoon of coconut oil. This makes the lipstick more of a lip gloss consistency. If you want your lip color to be darker or more intense than what is pictured, decrease both the oil and the butter.
We used a candle warmer and placed the jars onto the warmer. In small jars we broke up our pieces of crayon and began melting them. Start with one crayon at a time. We used two crayons per tube but had lots leftover. Add the shea butter and the coconut oil once the crayon pieces have melted down and stir it until it is thin.
To help mask the “crayon odor” and taste, you can add a single drop of either grapefruit oil or citrus fresh to the melted lip balm. The oils give the lip gloss a really fun scent – they almost smell neon! Make sure that the crayon butter is smooth.
Carefully, pour the wax into lip balm tubes. As we used a candle warmer, while the crayon/oil mixture did get warm, really warm, there was not a risk of burning ourselves as it was not hot. Maybe your warmer is the same way, and if so, this is an activity that your kids can do without you – provided they have their working surfaces covered in case there is a spill. Melted crayon is hard to clean up.
These are perfect! The tubes are ready for some crazy – hand drawn – custom labels before they will be gifted to pals for Christmas this year!
Need more help making them? Watch the video below!
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