How to Make Lipstick with Crayons for Kids

Let’s make homemade lipstick! Today we are sharing one of our favorite DIY lipstick recipes that you can make with crayons as the color. With this DIY lipstick recipe, kids will be able to make their own favorite lipstick shade.

There is something about color that is exciting. Especially if it is not a “normal” color when it comes to make up for kids. Why have boring makeup when you can make a statement?

Make Lipstick with Crayons - make it any color your choose - kid with pink green red and blue lips.
What color lipstick will you make first?

LipStick Kids Can Make

We love DIY Makeup and this tutorial shows how you can make lipstick with crayons that cost mere pennies per color. If you are looking for gifts for older kids and gals, this is a good idea for make up for kids.

For this tutorial, you will need just 5 easy supplies – and then you’ll be able to make a lipstick stick of your own color choice. Not only that but the ingredients for this recipe are a good way to get that extra moisture we all need sometimes. We also added essential natural oils to make our lip stick smell nicer and also get additional benefits.

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Essential Oils You Can Use in LipStick

  • In this natural lipstick recipe, we used grapefruit essential oil, because it has a fresh, uplifting aroma and has cleansing properties.
  • We like peppermint essential oil because it has a cool aroma that is refreshing and sweet at the same time. Besides, peppermint essential oil is great for improving mood. What’s not to love?!
  • Another option is lavender essential oil. Lavender, besides being good for relaxing and wellness, has a great smell. It is the most universal oil and has a tranquil aroma that is soothing to the senses, making it a great option for your little makeup artist.
  • We also love eucalyptus radiata essential oil, especially in the winter or allergy season – since it contains eucalyptol, it provides a refreshing breathing experience with a camphoraceous aroma that refreshes any stuffy environment.

Since makeup is supposed to be fun, we used neon crayons which we knew our girls were going to love, although you can make it in any color – you can even create a matte lipstick, black, yellow, purple, red carmine…

How To Make Lipstick With Crayons

Supplies Needed for Crayon Lipstick Recipe

Note: 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.

Make Lipstick with Crayons - supplies needed and finished tubes in colors green glue purple pink and orange. From Kids Activities Blog.
Just a few simple supplies are transformed into these colorful homemade lipstick tubes!

Directions for Making Crayon Lipstick

Step 1

Choose the crayons you’ll be using, peel your crayons and break them into pieces.

Step 2

We used a candle warmer and placed the jars onto the warmer. In small jars, we broke up our crayon pieces and began melting them.

Start with one crayon at a time. We used two crayons per tube but had lots leftover.

Step 3

Add the shea butter and the coconut oil to the molten crayon mixture and stir until it is thin.

Step 4

Put the lipstick upright and carefully pour the wax into lip balm tubes. You can put a paper towel under in case there’s any spillage – that’s the last thing we want!

Step 5

Let your lipstick harden for an hour or so.

Step 6

That’s it! If you don’t like the texture of the lipstick too much, you can experiment with the ingredients. Add more or less coconut oil or shea butter, maybe try other oils such as camellia seed oil or grapeseed oil, or add carnauba wax for a more natural lip balm finish.

Yield: 2

How to Make Crayon Lipstick

Learn how to make lipstick with crayons for kids, in every shade and color you want to! Because you are using the colors of the crayons, you can make crazy and unusual colors of homemade lipstick too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Empty Lip Balm Containers
  • Neon or other bright colored crayons
  • Shea Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Grapefruit Oil or other essential oils
  • Optional – Vitamin E

Tools

  • candle warmer

Instructions

Step 1

Choose the crayons you’ll be using, peel your crayons and break them into pieces.

Step 2

We used a candle warmer and placed the jars onto the warmer. In small jars, we broke up our crayon pieces and began melting them. 

Start with one crayon at a time. We used two crayons per tube but had lots leftover. 

Step 3

Add the shea butter and the coconut oil to the molten crayon mixture and stir until it is thin.

Step 4

Put the lipstick upright and carefully pour the wax into lip balm tubes. You can put a paper towel under in case there’s any spillage – that’s the last thing we want!

Step 5

Let your lipstick harden for an hour or so.

Step 6

That’s it! If you don’t like the texture of the lipstick too much, you can experiment with the ingredients. Add more or less coconut oil or shea butter, maybe try other oils such as camellia seed oil or grapeseed oil, or add carnauba wax for a more natural lip balm finish.

Notes

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.

Make Lipstick with Crayons - finished product with homemade lipstick in clear tubes - colors orange, red, purple, blue and green.
Decorate the homemade lipstick tubes and give as gifts!

Things We Learned Making Crayon Lipstick

  • If you want your lip color to be darker or more intense than what is pictured, decrease both the oil and the butter.
  • To help mask the “crayon odor”, you can add a single drop of grapefruit oil or any other essential oil of your preference 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.
  • These are perfect gifts or a great craft for a sleepover! The tubes are ready for  some crazy – hand drawn – custom labels before they will be gifted to pals for Christmas this year

Safety Issues with Warm Wax

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 too 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.

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Now that you know how to make crayon lipstick – which shades are you going to make? Let us know in the comments!

2 Comments

  1. Ajayi oluwakemi says:

    Impressive

  2. Kristen Yard says:

    So glad that you enjoyed it!

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