A friend of mine (and fellow Mom) was recently telling me how guilty she feels buying “new” crayons for school when there are tons of perfectly fine broken pieces of crayons all over the house. The solution– don’t feel gulity… upcycle those old stubby crayons into cute ones. They would make great back to school party favors too.
Remove the paper from the crayons.
Break the crayons up into small pieces and arrange by color in the silicone mold.
Place mold on top of a baking pan and bake at 300 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven when all the wax has melted.
Let the crayons cool off and harden and pop them out of the mold.
Follow this link to the Back To School Bag Toppers.
Click actions, then view all sizes (scroll down until you see “view all sizes”), then select “original,” save to your computer and print.
Place the crayons in some cell bags and add the bag toppers. The felt apples are from the dollar bin at Michaels.
The graphic elements are by Lilly Bimble and the printables are by Keren from Free Pretty Things for You.
Love this idea, these doll shapes would be much easier for pre writing hands to hold than traditional crayons. Thanks for sharing
Adorable idea, Malia!
K Coake says
What cute crayons! I’m about to clean up our craft area for the kids. I need to get a silicone mold and make some cute crayons for them from the yucky old pieces.
SO cute! what a great idea!
Jane Harrah says
What a fun gift idea! I hve not forgotten you, I have read every day but just so busy. Didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you! Hope all is well.
So beautiful and super easy..