DIY Recycled Crayons

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DIY Recyled CrayonsDoes your household end up with a bunch of old crayons year after year that just end up in a bin unused? Well we sure do! I remember as a child at church we used to have circle crayons that were made up of a bunch of old crayons melted down. Back then I never put much thought into it but boy was that a great idea to save on money & waste! A couple months ago Miss.A came home telling me about how her friend had homemade crayons that were in shapes. After a short discussion I figured out that she must of been talking about the same kind of ones I had in Sunday School at church. So we decided to start gathering all our old crayons into one place to make our own. It’s so simple and a fun family craft you gotta try it out.


  • Old {or new} Crayons
  • Silicon Ice Tray {Ikea has them for $0.99}

Recyled CrayonsFirst take the wrappers off your crayons then break them into small pieces. {this can be a little tough for small hands so some adult help is needed}

Recyled CrayonsNext place them into your silicon mold, the key is to fill your mold all up or else they can be difficult to take out later. {we found out the hard way} 

Recyled CrayonsThe last step is to just pop them into the oven at 220 degrees for 20 mins {timing may differ so until they look completely melted} then let cool to harden for a few hours before taking them out.

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9 Responses to DIY Recycled Crayons

  1. Those are cute! My kids would love making them. I pinned it so we can try it sometime.

  2. Jackie says:

    I have an entire gallon bucket of broken crayons! These would make a great goody bag party favor!

  3. Never thought of using the ikea ice cube trays. Genius! I can never get my molds to be uncrayoned after I am done. That’s the only part I dislike about rounding up all the broken crayons in the house.

    • admin says:

      Exactly! That’s the great thing about the Ikea trays only being $0.99! I don’t mind them now being just for crafts.

  4. Hanan says:

    Love the fish crayons, so cute. I think I might make something like this for Christmas gifts, for my girls.

  5. Lolo says:

    I have been wanted to make some of those! So cute!

  6. What a fun idea! I love the idea of customizing these for party favors.

  7. I love these! I’ve been meaning to do this with all the crayons my boys have broken (which is every single crayon in the house).