Hand-made Holiday: Snowflake Crayons

Hand-made Holiday: Snowflake Crayons

Homemade Snowflake Crayons

If your kids love to color and draw and you have a surplus of broken crayons then this craft is for you!  This is a really easy and mess free one.  Also, eco-friendly as you’re recycling crayons.

I actually did this with the John one year for Valentine’s due to a happy accident.  I bought those silicone heart shaped muffin holders from Christmas Tree Shop and tried to make muffins for Valentine’s morning and they didn’t work at all!  Batter was dripping down the sides and all over our oven.  Very bad burning smell resulted with no muffins.  :( So now I only use my regular muffin tins for cupcakes and muffins and use silicon ones for crayon making.

Here’s what you need for this fun craft:
Broken Crayons in whatever color you desire
Silicone Baking Tray (we got our’s in the dollar section at Target)
First, have your child go through the crayons and decide what colors they’d like to make into snowflakes, while they do this preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

John selecting his crayons

Make sure to take all the paper off the crayons.  Next fill the muffin pan with the crayons:

Bake the crayons in the oven so they melt at 250 for 15 minutes.  Take them out and let them cool.
Once they’ve cooled you can pop them out of the silicon pan.  Ta-Da, snowflake crayons ready to draw with or package up and give to little friends as gifts.  
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Comments

  1. These really look great. What a wonderful gift idea. I’m your newest follower.

  2. I just checked out your great little blog. Love all your furniture transformations and that wreath! The crayons are fun and can be done for any season.

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