We started school about 2 weeks ago and we’re homeschooling this year – so far I love it, and the kids do too. It took a day or two to get into a routine, but now that we are, it’s smooth sailing.
If anything, I have learned that it’s important to keep the smallest kids busy doing fun things so they feel just as important as their older siblings as they watch them do real schoolwork. So that’s where these cute DIY crayons come into play.
I’m not sure if it’s just my kids or kids in general, but crayons don’t last too long at all – we have broken odds and ends all over, and my 4 year old is incredibly pumped to find all the broken ones and just as infatuated with peeling off the labels.
She was so excited – and that excitement lasted quite a long time as she peeled every, single, wrapper, off, every, crayon she found. Seriously – I wish I had that dedication! ☺️
Her older two brothers laid the broken pieces in molds and put the prepared molds on the baking sheets – we tucked them in the oven and baked them for just a brief 15 minutes.
The cutest crayons I have ever seen! My 4 year old has been playing house with them at the table and coloring with them at the same time, stacking the legos and having a very close conversation with the owls ever since we popped them out of their molds.
DIY Crayons from Old Crayons:
What you will need:
- Broken crayons, wrappers removed
- Cookie sheet
- Silicone molds (we used this Owl mold, LEGO mold but you can find more here)
To make the crayons:
- Place the broken crayons, wrappers removed, in the silicone molds. Make sure each mold is as full as you can make it with the crayons because it takes a lot to make a thick shape.
- Place the molds on the cookie sheet, then in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees F.
- Remove when done, and allow to cool before popping out of the mold.
I hope your kids enjoy these as much as mine did – obviously the silicone mold makes all the difference!
Have you ever made your own crayons from old, broken crayons?
If so, what is your favorite mold to use for your kids?