Homemade Crayons

I can only imagine that my Grandmother is looking down on me right now and shaking her head. I used to joke with her about saving all the tiny (and not to mention gross) pieces of soap and squishing them all together to make a big bar of soap. She used to say all sorts of things about how she lived through the Depression and so she’s a saver. It made me laugh. Well… here I am. I’m my Grandmother.

Have you ever wondered what to do with all the little broken pieces of crayon? The paper has come off and they are so small they are hard to color with. Well, wonder no more. Here is a fantastic (and easy) thing to do with all of those left over pieces. I found this idea over at The Pumpkin Patch. (Did I mention I LOVE that blog?!?!)

* Make sure all the paper is removed

* You can use any kind of baking pan. I chose the silicone ones because I have shapes in them. But the metal pans would work great too.

* Add like colors. As you can see we added some whites to them and mixed them up a little. It makes for a cool effect!

* Bake in a 200 degree oven for about 30 minutes. The bigger the pieces the longer the cooking time.

* Remove from the oven and let them cool completely!

* Once cool, pop them out of the pans and start coloring!

They make great gifts too! We took them to my daughter’s pre-school class on the last day of school for all the kids. They loved them!

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  1. I love these! I made some a few years ago, but all I had was a plain muffin tin! I love the shaped ones:)

  2. Oh my! This is an awesome idea! I knew there was a reason why I had frugally saved all those tiny broken crayons all these years!! 🙂 I am going to try this, I know my son will love helping me too!

    Thanks for the idea!

  3. That is such a fun thing to do. Great project to do with the children!

  4. Great idea! Definitely going to try this. 🙂 Stopping by from All Thingz Related, 🙂

  5. My kids love making these! I made some hearts for my daughter’s class for vday and they loved it! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!


  6. These are VERY COOL! Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for visiting my blog earlier 🙂
    I’m your newest follower!

  7. How Awesome is that?? I love it! Very creative. Thanks for sharing!=)

  8. I’ve been looking for a star pan for ages, so this gave me pause! It’s time I acquire one, thanks for posting!

  9. This has been on my to do list! They are sooo cute!!

    Thanks for linking up!

  10. So cute!! Love it as a gift….that would be perfect for a bday party! I found your blog through the Super Mommy one. Glad to have your site to add to my link list! ; )

  11. I’ve always wanted to make these. Thanks for the how-to! 😉

  12. I love these! Your kids must have loved them too. What a great fun project..love the idea to give them as gifts too! Where were you when my kids were little?..lol

    Don’t feel bad, I am turning into my grandmother and my mother:P

  13. These are so great! I am one of those saver-types and just for the record, I am my grandma too. 🙂

  14. That is such a cool idea. I am definitely going to try it out, especially with all the leftover crayon bits now that this school year is coming to a close. I have so many in my classroom. Thanks. Oh yeah and the series by Kerrelyn Sparks was really good.


  15. Wonderful idea. Love how it turned out!

  16. I love your shaped crayons, so much more sophisticated than ours. Ours are just plain round but I should look for some cooler shapes to make.

  17. I love the shapes! They look so cute! We made crayons with baby food lids, but they’re much less exciting…

  18. I was looking for instructions for homemade crayons and came across your blog. Lots of fun ideas! I posted a link in my post about homemade crayons. :o)

  19. I love this! I have to say, I’m a little obsessed with your blog since I found it a couple of days ago. 🙂

    I literally just ordered a silicone, shaped baking pan for the purpose of molding our broken crayons!

    Great idea! Thanks!

  20. If you use new crayons or finding it hard to ge tthe paper off, freeze them for a while, the longer the better and then either slide them off or slit down the side and peel them off.