Leaf-Shaped Rainbow Crayons

Family Sponge‘s Jen H. shares how to put all your broken bits of crayons to good use!

We love making new crayons out of old broken pieces. We made heart-shaped crayons last Valentine’s Day and got so many compliments. So this fall we decided to buy some fall baking molds and make these leaf- and pumpkin-shaped crayons.

What You’ll Need

  • crayons
  • oven-safe silicon baking mold

Peel off the crayon wrappers. If you want the colors to be fall-ish, stick with red, orange, yellow, brown, and gold hues.

Separate the broken crayons into baking mold. My tray is a Wilton fall one that I bought at Michaels for $10 (and then used a 50% coupon on it–it was a good deal!).

Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until completely melted). I set mine in a baking dish to make it easier to remove from the oven when they were ready.

Allow the crayons to completely cool in the baking mold before removing the crayons. Then pop them out and color away! We give these as gifts a lot because kids love crayons…and this project breathes new life into broken pieces of crayons.

To see more craft project ideas, visit The Studio, a directory of handpicked, hands-on projects for kids.

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