Sunday, July 24, 2016

DIY Rainbow Crayons

Do you have a lot of broken crayons which you end up just throwing away? Well, this easy craft can help you recycle those pieces in a snap!

This DIY activity is such a creative and fun project which your kids will love! And it only takes minutes to do with beautiful results. Actually, you can also do this with perfectly fine or new crayons, and you just want to give them interesting shapes or simply combine colors.

Anyway, first thing you have to do is peel off the wrappers and break the crayons into smaller pieces. It was a good thing my kids did this since I think this is hardest part of the project haha! They did leave a huge mess on the floor with all the bits of paper though! ;p

Then, I just put 4 random colors together in a small muffin tray.

I popped the tray in our toaster oven for about 5 minutes, or until all the crayons are completely melted.

You can wait for them to cool on their own or you can put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes until solid.

Then TA-DAAAAA! Our creation is done! :)

These were surprisingly easy to pop out of the tray, and they were super cute! I almost didn't want to let my kids use them haha! Well, not at least after I've taken pictures. ;p

Personally, I think using 3 to 4 shades per crayon will work best so the colors are more defined. But you can also do different options like using just one color, combining 2 contrasting colors, or grouping similar shades to create an ombre effect.

You can also use those muffin trays which come in different shapes like stars or hearts to make it more fun. Oh, and if you end up breaking a piece, just pop it back in the pan and reheat for a few minutes. It'll be good as new again!

Aren't these the cutest? And yes, they work great! I think this is also perfect for much younger kids who are just learning to grasp things. Plus, its new shape makes it fun to stack and play with (not to eat though! lol!).

So what are you waiting for? Start collecting those broken crayon pieces and reuse them now! :)


  1. These are so cute, Mommy Helene! Naku we have tons of broken crayons lying around the house. I'll schedule this as a weekend bonding activity with the kids. Thanks for all the tips!



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