May 12, 2014
posted by: Renee

Crayon Molds

I found the most amazing project in my forever quest for family quality time activities… DIY Crayons Molds. Keeping three boys ages 5, 6, and 9 busy and interested in an activity all at the same time can be a challenge. Imagine my excitement when I got them to look up from their electronic devices and away from their Legos to take part in some family fun. All it took was some good old-fashion destruction that involved melting things!

Supply List:

  • Crayons (I used a 10 -12 crayons per mold, but it all depends on the mold)
  • Silicone mold
  • First, gather all of your broken/used crayons. You can also use some fresh new Crayolas (nothing like a fresh crayon). The depth of the mold will determine how many crayons you’ll need.

    Crayola Crayons

    Next, peel the wrappers off all of the crayons and break the full crayons into pieces (the boys’ favorite part). Next, combine the crayon pieces in each of the molds to fill them just short of the top. I was strategic with my color combinations, but anything goes.

    Crayon craft

    Place your silicone mold on a baking tray (very important for easy handling – I learned the hard way).

    Bake the crayons on 200 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven as soon as they are completely melted.

    Make Crayon Molds

    Let them cool for about ½ hour and pop them out of the molds.

    Lastly, admire your work, post the finished product on Instagram, and let the kids color! FYI… these make pretty impressive party favors, too.

    DIY Crayon Hearts

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    1. shakela ahmed-hand September 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      I love the crayon mood so cool

      • Roberta January 11, 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

        And to think I was going to talk to soomene in person about this.

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