Have you ever wanted to make your own fun-shaped crayons? This is the easiest craft you will do with your kids! Come check it out!
The other day Caroline and I were coloring and I noticed we had a lot of broken crayons in the crayon box–and with this whole social distancing stuff I’ve been looking for ways to fill our days with fun.
I quickly remembered a fun craft I used to do when I taught Pre-K3!
Make your own crayons! It involves fine motor skills and is actually very entertaining and peaceful!
So Caroline and I got started peeling the paper off our broken crayons. Not kidding you we sat at the bar for over an hour just peeling crayons and breaking them down into smaller pieces.
It was so nice and, it was peaceful and relaxing.
So if you’re in, go grab your kiddos crayon box and start finding those broken crayons!
Things you will need:
- silicone tray ( we used one from IKEA)
- broken crayons
- baking sheet
- Preheat the oven to 220°.
- Find broken crayons or break some crayons.
- Peel the paper off the crayons and break the crayons down so they fit in the trays of the silicone tray.
- Once your tray is full of crayons place in the oven on your baking sheet lined with foil. I did this just in case if there would be a mess, it wouldn’t ruin our oven.
- Keep an eye on how the crayons are melting. Ours took about 10 -15 mins. I just kept checking every 3-5 mins.
- When the crayons are completely melted pull the sheet from the oven and let the crayons cool in the silicone tray.
- Once they are hard, pop the crayons out and begin to draw with your new fun crayons!
I hope you and your kids, however big or small, have as much fun with this activity as we did!
Tag me on Instagram with your newly made crayons! I’d love to see how they turned out!
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Never Ending Journeys says
This is such a terrific tutorial for making crayons, thanks for sharing!
I’m glad you like it! So easy and fun!! 🙂