DIY Crayons – We reused broken crayons bits that would otherwise be thrown out to make brand new round, multicolored crayons which are easy to hold for small hands.
I teamed up with my three nieces Isabella, Francesca and Vanessa again (see No-Churn Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream) to bring you a do-it-yourself guide on how to make homemade crayons!
We reused broken crayons bits that would otherwise be thrown out to make brand new round, multicolored crayons which are easy to hold for small hands 🙂
**Before starting this project, make sure there is an adult present when operating the oven and use proper oven mitts when handling the hot muffin tin!**
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (176°C). Gather your old broken crayons and remove ALL the paper on the outside of the crayons. Discard the removed paper.
Step 2: Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Evenly distribute the amount of crayons between the cupcake liners. You can fill between 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Step 3: Place in oven for about 5 minutes. Check the oven window periodically to see if the crayons are completely melted. You may need to leave them in the oven for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Step 4: Once the crayons are completely melted. Turn off the oven. Using your oven mitts, take the melted crayons out of the oven and allow them to cool completely. At this point, you have the option to leave them, as is, or stir them with a wooden tooth pick to get a more uniform color. We stirred them just enough to have the top be a solid color but not thoroughly enough so that the bottom remained multicolored. We sped up the cooling process by allowing them to cool on top of the oven for a few minutes and then putting them in the refrigerator uncovered for about 10+ minutes.
If you make crayons using my “DIY Crayons” tutorial and post a picture on social media, be sure to #lifeslittlesweets and link back to the post, thank you in advance!
Here is a link to some FREE, printable coloring pages on the Musical Yoga Adventures website.
Linda Lara created and owns Musical Yoga Adventures; she creates wonderful music and yoga routines for kids and she is also my mother-in-law 🙂 She has 3 CDs (Musical Yoga Adventures, Musical Yoga Adventures: World Journey and her latest album Musical Yoga Adventures: Songs for Baby) and her music is also available on iTunes (download iTunes for free here).