Leaf-Shaped Crayons

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.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    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!).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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