Have you ever thrown away your kids’ old crayons because they were too short to colour with? Have you ever accidentally dropped a box of them and been upset when they snapped in half? DIY enthusiasts have not one, not two, but several solutions for dealing with broken crayons or old crayon ends creatively!
Check out these super fun ways to reuse crayons. You kids will love making these bright, colourful crafts!
1. Crayon heart pencil toppers
Using plastic pencil topper sticks and a heat resistant tray with heart moulds lets you create adorable pencil toppers that are perfect for your kids’ classmates on Valentine’s Day. Check out how to do it on
2. Melted crayon dot art
Heated crayons let you and your kids create artistic pointillism pictures, just like real artists! See how to get started on
3. Recycled chunky crayons
Why not use your little crayon pieces to make more crayons? Kids will love
4. 2 ingredient lip gloss
This craft is fun and useful for both you and your kids! coconut oil and crayon pieces are the perfect recipe for easy, colourful lip gloss. Get the recipe from
5. “Like new” crayons
Get a heat resistant tray with long, straight moulds and melt broken crayon pieces of the same colour into each one. Voila, brand “new” crayons!
6. Crayon heart garland
7. Crayon colour block candles
8. Crayon letters
Alphabet ice cube trays make the perfect mould for colourful wax letters.
9. Marbled crayon Easter eggs
This idea is great because it’s not quite as messy as decorating eggs with liquid dye! Instead, check out how
10. Rainbow melted crayon art
11. Crayon “stained glass”
12. Melted crayon “paint”
There are several different ways to paint with melted crayon wax, but kids will get a kick out of carefully melting it themselves using your hot glue gun (with supervision)!
13. Crayon quiet time bottle
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably seen tutorials on the Internet for making “quiet time” bottles out of water and glitter.
14. Crayon Christmas ornaments
Marbling clear glass Christmas balls gives them a gorgeous tie dye effect that will brighten up your tree! Check out the tutorial on
15. Homemade crayon playdoh
Turn the crayons your kids loved using into another classic kid staple: playdoh! Get the recipe at
Have you made other crayon crafts that you think everyone should see? Tell us how you did it in the comments section!