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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Upcycled Stocking Stuffers for the KIDS

Old crayons lying around? Melt them to make new fun crayons for Christmas!

Have lots of crayon stubs that are too small to hold on to? Don't throw them out! You can use them to create big, chunky crayons – and your kids can help.

I used a silicone chocolate mold for the above. My observation on the Muffin tin is the crayons can be too big for little hands. Use what makes sense for you oven safe container. Lots of fun shapes are available for chocolate molds.

  1. Gather up all of your broken crayons, and cut them into small pieces. (An adult will need to complete this step.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  3. Fill the muffin tin with an inch-thick layer of crayon pieces.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the wax is melted.
  5. Allow the tin to cool; then pop out the crayons, and they're ready for use.


  1. If you don't have a muffin tin to devote to crayon making, you can line your regular muffin tin with foil cups.
  2. Candy and soap making molds can also be used to create fun, shaped crayons.
  3. Recycled crayons make a great no-cost gift or party favor.

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