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18 Epic Melted Crayon Crafts To Reuse Those Old Crayons

We love using crayons as much as the next crafty family. If you are like us, then you have a lot of broken crayons that you would love to reuse. Get inspired with this list of 18+ melted crayon craft ideas (#5 is our favorite)!

pile of unwrapped crayons in different colors on paper towel.

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Ways To Melt Crayons

  • In the oven
  • With a hair dryer
  • With a heat gun
  • Naturally in the sun
  • Hot glue gun
  • Using an iron with wax or parchment paper

No matter what way you are choosing to melt crayons, make sure you take proper safety precautions with adult supervision.

4 homemade colorful crayons with rigid edges.
Muffin Tin Melted Crayons
By using cupcake liners in muffin tins, you can save yourself the hassle and mess of using crayon molds. This is probably one of the easiest and cheapest ways to turn old crayons into new ones.
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Melting Crayons Into Letters
Personalized name crayons or letters make a great gift or are a great way to make creative decor items for a bedroom shelf or classroom.
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Galaxy Melted Crayon Ornaments
Add crayon bits to a glass ornament and slowly heat the glass. The hot air will slowly melt the crayons and you will see some amazing color combinations in your glass art.
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4 mutli-colored new heart crayons made from crayons melting in oven in silicone heart molds.
Crayon Hearts In Silicone Molds The Easy Way
Even younger kids can enjoy adding crayons to a mold to help make crayons in your oven. Just make sure an adult takes care of all the steps until the wax cools. Get a free Valentine's Day printable and more with this great idea.
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Make Melted Crayon Butterflies With Kids
If you want a unique way to teach your children about symmetry then this melted crayon craft is for you. The best part about this butterfly idea is that it is less messy than a few others on the list due to using an iron on folded cloth.
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Make DIY Soap
This is a play on traditional crayons. Instead of making new crayons why not try making your own soap instead?
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colorful Christmas tree crayons on silver cookie sheet.
Make DIY Christmas Tree Crayons
Add your silicone molds to a baking sheet and fill them up with small crayon pieces. You will have a beautiful finished product that can make fabulous stocking stuffers or party favors.
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New diy crayons leaning up against cookie cutters.
Cookie Cutter Crayons
Learn from our mistakes when making colorful wax shapes. Add a cupcake liner for a unique take.
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different homemade crayons made in the oven on white background.
Melt Crayons In The Oven
Get all the tips and ideas for how to purchase silicone molds on sale to make all sorts of fun shapes. No matter what time of year, you can always find a crayon mold for you. These crayons pictured above are perfect for the upcoming Olympics!
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Melted Crayon Art
Paint a simple design on canvas and glue your crayons on. With a little heat from a hair dryer or heat gun, you can easily create dramatic crayon canvases.
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DIY Melted Crayon Ornaments in 4 Easy Steps!
This fun art project can be done relatively quickly by using a blow dryer and crayon shavings. Honestly, the hardest part is probably taking the crayon wrappers off.
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Melted Crayon Pumpkin
The melted wax on this white pumpkin is a new way of crayon painting. We just love simple, easy seasonal decor and craft ideas.
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Gorgeous Rainbow Crayon Candles
Follow this tutorial to learn how to use crayon wax to get a candle in rainbow order.
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DIY Citrus Soy Candle
Give your homemade candle a little color by adding a melted crayon in your favorite color.
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Crayon Suncatcher | Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art
The end result of this crayon art project is stunning. By placing crayon shavings in between wax or parchment paper you can get a unique stained glass effect within minutes.
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How to make unicorn crayons
We know a lot of little kids who would get excited about receiving a DIY unicorn crayon as a party favor. We love all the different color combinations you can get when melting crayon bits together.
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Melt Your Own Lego Crayons
If unicorns and hearts aren't the melted crayon craft your kids would like, consider making Lego-shaped crayons. While we love the Lego brick crayons, we may consider making crayon Lego figurines next!
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Crayon Slime
This is definitely one unique way to use old crayons. This slime can help with those back-to-school jitters.
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Tips For Crayon Crafts

  • Our favorite way to easily peel off the crayon wrapper is to soak the crayons for 10 minutes in warm water. The wrappers will easily fall off.
  • Adult supervision is needed whenever heat is involved in a craft.
  • Make sure to wear gloves or use tongs if heating glass or other conductors to avoid burns.

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Have fun creating melted crayon crafts with your family. We can’t wait to try a few this weekend.

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