Just when you thought coloring couldn’t get more fun, these easy DIY crayons using silicone molds are a big hit with young kiddos. And what a fun way to recycle those old broken crayons (let’s be honest — we’ve all got a stash lying around our homes) into new ones! They are also the perfect size for little hands and will help sharpen those fine motor skills, too!
Let’s get started!
- Warm water
- Silicone molds (you can find the rainbow mold here and an assortment of other fun molds here).
- Baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- Let crayons soak in warm water for 10 minutes to remove peel/glue. This will save you so much time, I promise!
- Break crayons into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the quicker they will melt.
- Fill molds with crayon pieces. It’s okay to over fill molds — the crayons will take up less space when they melt.
- Place molds on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until crayons are melted through.
- Carefully remove cookie sheet from oven and transfer to freezer for 30 minutes.
- Release the crayons from molds by pushing them out.
They also make a fun and creative gift for friends and classmates!