Turn those broken crayons piling up around the house into brand new LEGO-shaped crayons! Follow this simple DIY to make your own crayons.
The kids will love watching the process as their old broken crayons are transformed into LEGO bricks and minifigures!
We have used these LEGO-shaped molds for years for various craft projects – including soaps, crayons, and candy.
If you’re going to make food in the molds, I would buy multiples and designate them for food vs. craft use.
What You Need
1. crayons! Broken ones are perfect for this!
3. your oven
How to Make LEGO Crayons
1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
2. Remove the crayon wrappers. We’re usually able to just pull them off, but you may need to score the wrapper with a knife to make it easier. The kids can help with the wrapper removal (I’d save any knife work for the adults.)
3. If your crayons are still whole, break them up into smaller pieces.
4. Place crayon pieces into molds. It’s okay if they’re overflowing a bit because as they melt, they’ll go down. Kids can definitely help with this part! You can choose to make single color crayons or mix it up and create some fun combinations.
5. Set your molds onto a baking sheet and heat in the oven for about 7-10 minutes until your crayons have melted. The time this takes will vary depending on your oven and the type of crayons you are using. Once the crayons have melted, I usually throw a few more crayons into the molds to fill them up even more.
6. Let crayons harden on a flat surface or pop them in the freezer to speed things along.
7. Remove carefully from the molds and get coloring!
The kids may not have wanted to use those broken crayons previously, but there’s just something extra cool about coloring with LEGO crayons!