Monday, April 21, 2014

Gifts Kids Can Make: Fun Crayons

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My 4-year-old and I had a great time making these crayons as a gift for his 6-year-old brother.  I read somewhere that it's best to use crayons that are not washable.  I also saw that cheap crayons do not work well.  So we went to the store and bought some new non-washable Crayola crayons for this project.  Little Mr. A was a great crayon-wrapper-peeler.

After getting all the paper off we broke the crayons into pieces that would fit into our silicone Lego mini-figure mold.  It was a little tricky to get enough crayon into each one but we got it to work.

We then set the silicone mold on a cookie sheet.  If you don't then when you grab them out of the oven the liquid crayon will spill!  We placed them in the oven (set at 225 degrees) for about 13 minutes.

Once the crayon was melted we let them cool.  After letting them sit for a few minutes I put them in the freezer to speed up the process! We popped them out of their mold and then placed them in an old stationary box.

Mr. A was so excited to give these as a gift to his older brother. His brother loves them!


  1. Ok, that is one of the cutest things ever.

  2. My son freaked when he saw these! Guess we will be making them soon :-) Thanks for sharing and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend! Pinning and sharing on FB.

    Ashley @

  3. LOVE these crayons! Now I need to get the mold. Pinning it!

  4. Is this 225 degrees C or F? Thanks

  5. Thankyou. I tried these but the colour went to the bottom and left the clear wax on top. Did I over heat them do you think? Thanks

    1. Louise, did you use washable crayons? That's the only thing I can think that would cause that problem. When I've used non-washable crayons I haven't run into that problem.