Do you have lots of crayon scraps? We have a constant collection of crayon scraps, chewed ends, and broken bits.
We’ve used these crayon scraps to make our very own crayons. It’s a great way to use the broken crayon pieces!
Plus, these “new crayons” are much easier for little hands to hold, great for making crayon art masterpieces.
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Make Your Own Crayons
Melting the Broken Crayons: (needed supplies)
- Hot plate
- Small glass jars or bowls – an old muffin tin also works great!
- Broken crayons – brands don’t matter.
- Candy mold – or ice cube trays. We used ice cube trays from IKEA.
- Refrigerator or freezer space
Our preschoolers had fun peeling the crayon bits to remove the paper and sorting them into color groups. You’ll want to melt the crayons in color groups.
To melt, you can either use a hot plate or melt it in the microwave in a bowl, inside a bowl of water.
You want to be sure that it heats the wax evenly!
Pour into the mold and then stick the mold into the fridge or freezer till the wax sets.
More Crayon Activities
Did your kids love this activity? If so, here are some more DIY crayon activities for them to try next!
- DIY Galaxy Crayon Valentines
- Fun Crayon Wands
- Stormtrooper Bath Soap Crayons
- DIY Crayons
- Make Lipstick with Crayons
Leave a comment: What kind of candy mold (or ice cube tray) does your child want to use for their new crayons?