Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle!

So everyone who has kids and some who don’t have broken bits of crayons lying around and I know what you’re thinking, ‘I need to toss those out, they’re garbage’, right, NO! Using this tutorial and about 20 minutes of your time, you will be able take those little bits and make brand new crayons! It’s a great way to save few bucks and it’s good for the environment too!


Old microwave safe glass cup
- I purchased the mold I used from Michaels for $3.95 (don’t forget your 40% off coupon - $1.75)


- You can stir glitter into the melted wax to add a little sparkle to your new crayons.

1.) Sort the crayons into piles (to match the colors you want to create). You can mix different colored crayons to create new colors.

2.) Peel the wrappers off of the crayons.

- Soak the crayons in water for a few minutes and the wrappers will slide right off.

3.) Place each pile of crayons into a separate microwave safe cup.

4.) Layout newspaper or paper towel. Place your molds on top of the paper, to catch any spills (terrible stuff to clean up).

5.) Place the cup into the microwave. Turn on high for 4 minutes.

6.) When you take the cup out of the microwave, swirl the cup or use a stir stick, a few times to mix the color together.

7.) Slowly pour the melted concoction into the prepared molds.
- Have paper towel handy, to clean up any spills.

8.) Leave and let harden for about 30 minutes. You can also stick the mold in the freezer for a few
minutes to speed up the process.

9.) After the wax has completely hardened, turn over molds and your new crayons should pop right out.

10.) Find paper and enjoy!

- Looking for cheap crayons? I bought a 1lb package of Crayola crayons for $1.99.
- Wondering what makes good molds?
- Soap molds, Candy molds, ice cube trays, muffin tins, etc


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