Make: Cupcake Crayons

by Cat on June 9, 2009

By Designing Mom Liberty


We recently had a new magazine come to our house called Parent & Child magazine. In the back of the issue were a number of great crafts to do with kids that focused on re-using – which is a big thing around our house. This was an easy and fun craft to do – it took only a few minutes, and we re-used those broken crayons that are so frustrating for kids. quick synopsis: take a cupcake pan (I used one that I had bought at the dollar store, in case the wax didn’t come off too well… MOST of it did, though) fill the cups 3/4 full with broken crayons heat in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 – basically, until melted stick the muffin pan with the melted crayons immediately into the freezer for 30 minutes the new muffin-shaped crayons will shrink just enough to fall out of the muffin pan draw happily!

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Jackie Kersh June 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm

great idea! it would be fun to make these in different shapes, too.

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TheMuscatoHansens June 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm

We have also done this using silicon molds for candy making. Works really well and are easy to pry out. Makes fun gifts for friends too!

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