How to Make Your Own Recycled Crayons (Affordable Family Fun)

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If you have hundreds of broken crayons and crayon bits collecting around your house, gather the family and use them to make your own crayons! It’s an affordable way to get every member of your family putting their creativity to use! It also recycles all the broken crayons into brand new crayons!

How to Make Your Own Crayons - Affordable Family Fun Ideas

How to Make Your Own Recycled Crayons

What you need:

  • old crayons, peeled and broken into small pieces
  • oven-safe silicone baking molds (I suggest shaped ones for different holidays and seasons)
  • oven

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
  • Fill the baking mold with the color combinations of choice. (Leave some empty space in the mold! You don’t want them to overflow!)
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until the crayons have melted. You will know that they are ready when the wax no longer has lumps and is completely liquid.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few hours.
  • Remove from molds carefully.
  • Have fun with your family!

These are affordable fun for any time of year! Use different colors for different seasons and different mold shapes for different occasions!

Have you made your own recycled crayons before? What shapes and colors would you use?

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. This is a great idea and so easy, definitely going to try it out. Im tired of wasting so many broken crayons!
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  2. We love making recycled crayons! We’re still using the ones we made for Valentine’s Day this year.
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  3. Jane Jeanor says:

    I never thought crayons could be recycled too. Thanks for the idea and I will have to try it o

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