DIY Lipstick from Crayons

DIY Crayon Lipstick

I know.  After reading a title like that you’re either thinking “no way, I’ve got to check this out” or “no way, that’s disgusting”.  I was thinking both when my daughter made me watch a YouTube video about making homemade lipstick.  From crayons?  Really?  But then I thought about it (after she asked a million times if we could make it) “crayons are non-toxic and made out of wax and dye.  How different is that from store bought lip stick?”  So, I caved and we made it.

They were so easy to make and actually a lot of fun.  And the best part – my daughter thought this was the coolest thing EVER!

kitchen helper

The measurements are exact, by any means, so experiment around with them and see what you like.  We ended up leaving out the vanilla in the lighter colored ones because it turned the color a mucky color.

measuring the ingredients

There are all sorts of expensive containers you could buy from the craft stores, but we went with little pill boxes from the Dollar Store.  For $1 you can’t go wrong.  Plus, they’re cute, right?

DIY lipstick

You’ll want to use a bowl or cup that you can throw away and a different one for each color.  Don’t even think about washing them out.  Major mess!!!  We used the little plastic cups that you get single servings of fruit in.

NOTE – you will want to use Crayola crayons, not the cheap ones.  The cheaper ones don’t melt very well and will clump up.

Place your ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.

diy lipstick ingredients

It kind of smells like a cross between a crayon and a coconut.  It’s kind of strange.  But my daughter loved it.

Microwave in 15 second bursts.  Don’t go over 15 seconds or else it will explode.  See?

explosion in microwave

 When everything is melted and smooth, pour into your little containers and let cool.  Wouldn’t these make adorable party favors at a little girl’s birthday party?

DIY lipstick with crayons

DIY Lipstick from Crayons


  • 1 Crayola crayon (any color)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. petroleum jelly
  • 1/4 tsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla


  1. Unwrap the crayon (use Crayola! They melt smoother than the cheap ones.)
  2. Break the crayon into smaller pieces.
  3. Place in a microwave save bowl (one that is disposable) and microwave on high in 15 second bursts. Stir after each 15 second interval.
  4. Pour into your container and let cool and harden.

We made lots of different colors.  The darker colors worked the best.

My daughter loved them!

DIY lipstick

Yep, we even had to make black!

DIY crayon lipstick

What do you think?  Gross or cool?

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  1. Wow, that is just about the coolest thing ever! I never would have thought to make lipstick out of crayons, but it actually looks really great on her. Good on you for being the cool mom and agreeing to make these.

  2. Cool, definitely cool! Dang I wish I had a little girl in my life to make these with. Expecting my first, but it’s a boy! I have to pin this anyway, just in case things change in the future. 🙂

  3. Fabulous idea! I have pinned this to the Girl Scout Hang Out at Pinterest. I am doing this with my girls this year!

  4. This seems like the perfect thing to use broken crayons for!

  5. What an interesting idea. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  6. You’re right – the title of this post did grab my attention. And your daughter is right too: this is the coolest thing ever! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. I cannot wait to try this!!!!!

  8. What a great project! Love it! Thanks for linking up with Tickled Pink Times Two! Make it a great day!

  9. Mary Rose-Dove says:

    I have read this before and thinking about this again its still the coolest thing ever but i was thinking instead of putting it in the pill container bottles wouldn’t empty chap-stick containers work also? i know there are ones that you can buy that are empty and ready to put your own chap-stick in so wouldn’t this work for that as well? Regardless of what container it is put into this is the coolest idea I have seen in a long time and if i had a girl i would definitely make these with her, unfortunately God blessed me with two boys so I guess that means I am off to my brothers to try this out on my nieces!! thanks for the post, this is completely awesome!

    • Thank you Mary. Yes, empty chapstick containers would be perfect. I couldn’t find them so we went with the pill containers. I hope you make this with your nieces. It’s so cool!

  10. Hi! I’m a 13 year old and I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the idea, because I never thought of making lipstick out of crayons, haha!

  11. i was wondering if they left a “kiss print” when you kiss a cheek or paper i want to do a cute world map thing and color it with “kiss prints” but cant find green lipstick will this work for me?

  12. You mentioned using the little plastic cups – can you take a pic of them? Where did you get those? Thanks!

    • The little cups we used are the ones the applesauce comes in – the little fruit cups. We save those to use for crafts so we don’t have to throw away tupperware bowls.