Squigly Arts and Crafts

How to Up-Cycle Crayons

If you are like a lot of other kids, you probably have lots of crayons. What can you do with the small broken crayons besides throw them out? Melt them of course, and make one or several multi-colored crayons! We'll tell you how to make this fun craft. Up-cycling items is fun. Let us teach you how!

Picture of broken crayons

What you need:

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Place a muffin cup in each cup of the muffin tray.
  3. Put some crayons in each cup. Mix the colors to make multi-colored crayons. Make sure you have removed the paper wrapper from the crayons. Do not overfill cups.
  4. Ask an adult helper to place the baking tray in the oven. For extra fun, turn on the oven light, so you can watch the crayons melt
  5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until all the crayons are melted.
  6. Ask the adult helper to remove the baking tray from the oven and allow your up-cycled crayons to cool.
  7. Remove the new crayons from the baking tray and peel off paper muffin cups. Now you have new, multi-colored crayons. These make cool little gifts for younger siblings and friends.

... more Earth Day fun.