Fun Shaped Crayons – DIY Gift, Stocking Stuffer, or Party Favor Idea

I’ve saw versions of these homemade crayons all over blogland and Pinterest.  I finally decided it was time to give them a try myself!  I had some old crayons.  Really old crayons.  They were MY crayons when I was a kid.  Now, I’m not old, but I’m thinking a crayon’s years have to be kind of like dog years, so they were OLD.  Anyways, I decided it was time to put them to use and what better way, right!?

Homemade Crayon Supplies

  • Crayons
  • Silicone Molds

Instructions:

  • Remove the crayons from their wrappers.
  • Snap into pieces with your hands or chop up with a knife.  I found it easier to just break each crayon into about 4 pieces with my hands.
  • Mix up in a bowl, then add the pieces to your molds.
  • Bake at 225 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let harden.  I’m impatient so I put mine in the freezer and they were ready a few minutes later.
  • Pop out of molds and voila!


You could make these homemade crayons to match any party theme in any shape.  Stack them in cellophane bags and you’ll have some unique party favors.  I think they’d also be great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! I have so many half-crayons laying around the house that I could totally do this!

    • Definitely put them right in the freezer to harden and also avoid molds that are very intricate- simple solid shapes like heart, flowers or cars work best- they pop right out without breaking after 20 min in the freezer!

  2. What a great idea! My kids would love doing this!!

  3. I love this idea and have been saving old crayons for awhile to do it but don’t know where to get the molds

    • I used mini silicone cake pans from Avon. I bet you could find some in the baking section at any big box store!

    • Clearance wilton cookie pans work best they fall right out I made these for halloween for my sons class and last year hearts for Valentines day!

  4. LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing! This will be a party favor at my daughter’s next birthday party!

  5. I am doing this for my son’s 2nd birthday. We are doing train shaped ones. I think this is such a neet idea!!

  6. Mary Ellen says:

    I love this idea of upcycling old, broken, or used crayons. I tried making some last night using similar silicone molds, but had a hard time removing the crayons from the molds with the crayons breaking. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Mary,

      My crayons were very thick, so I didn’t have any problems with breaking. I did let them harden in the freezer for a few minutes- not sure if that will help you. Good luck!

  7. marissa lee says:

    great ideal..this is so cool..can’t wait to try it..thank you for sharing.

  8. Rebecca Parsons says:

    This may be the greatest thing ever for a older crayons and broken crayons. I am so doing this now lol.

  9. Maria Iemma says:

    I have been looking for some DIY ideas for Christmas gifts this year and making this crayons will be a great addition to my granddaughter’s stocking. Thank you for sharing this -

  10. This is so cool – I just pinned it. I’ve been looking for something similar, and I’ll definitely have to get my hands on one of those molds.I think I saw a cheap one at ALDI.

  11. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this looks like so much fun! We have so many broken crayons! I am going to start to collect them all in a bucket and make these! Carter would love to play with them! Fun idea!

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