melt your own crayons
August 20, 2013
7:51 pm

Even if you don’t have young ones around, it’s still quite likely that there’s a drawer somewhere in your home with a handful or two of old, broken crayons. Instead of tossing them out, ┬átry this neat DIY crayon project for making multi-colored crayon sticks big enough for even little hands to hold. What you’ll need:

  • old, broken crayons
  • a clean film container or pill container
  • a small saucepan
  • a clean soup can for each color you’re using


  1. Remove the wrapper from your crayons and break into small pieces.
  2. Boil about an inch or two of water in your saucepan.
  3. Place all crayons for the first color in a clean tin and place the tin in the boiling water.
  4. The crayons will melt in about a minute so watch closely and once melted, pour an equal amount into each pill container.
  5. Allow crayons to cool for a few minutes and repeat the above steps.