Total Time
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)***

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)


  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.


Most Helpful

What a great idea for using up those annoying little pieces of crayon that you can't justify throwing away.
Ours also really only had colour on the bottom too, but no big deal- the kids had fun making them and are using them for rubbings, which is working out well.
Thanks for this one!
Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #59.

Noo December 31, 2011

DD (toddler) and I did this together with some really old crayons. We broke them into approximately 1 inch pieces. They turned out like Kiwiduch's photo where the colours were only on the bottom and would only draw from the bottom too which DD 2 years old today had difficulty with. I loved the idea though. Made for MAKE MY RECIPE~Tag Game Ed't 10.

UmmBinat February 06, 2010

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