Homemade Crayons

Total Time
25mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
20 mins

This is the perfect "recipe" for making your own homemade crayons out of the broken crayons lying around your house. This is a fun project to do with your kids! This would also make a fun birthday party project or gift giving idea for young ones! Note: the amount of crayons depends on the type of tin/mold used. ***There is no paraffin needed for this recipe - just broken, chopped up crayons (paraffin was put in as the ingredients per Zaar's system)***

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • paraffin wax crayons, variety of colors (any brand crayons, NO paraffin needed, just crayons)
  • paraffin wax crayons, variety of colors (any brand crayons, NO paraffin needed, just crayons)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 150°F Use an ungreased muffin, mini muffin tin or candy mold to make these crayons.
  2. Parents: Use a butcher knife to chop of the old crayons into pea-size pieces, taking care to keep the colors separate so you kids can combine the colors as they like.
  3. Children: Fill the tin or molds with the crayon pieces, arranging them in different designs as desired.
  4. Bake until the waxes have melted, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  5. Let the crayons cool and remove from tins/molds.
  6. If they stick in the tins, place tin in freezer for an hour and the crayons will pop out.