We have more broken crayons than useable crayons in our house right now, but I’ve found a great way to put them to a good use!

Next time you discover broken or unused crayons, don’t throw them out, recycle them for gifts!

Make your own shaped crayons

What you’ll need:

  • Crayons
  • Silicone baking mould


  1. Sort out all your old crayons and peel off the paper if required.
  2. Pack your broken bits of crayon into your silicone baking moulds.
  3. Place your tray in your oven and turn your oven to 100 degrees celsius.
  4. Keep checking and once they have melted, remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  5. Once cooled completely, pop out your new crayons and they are ready to gift, or use.

These would make cute gifts for the class or as a party favour and a great way to use up unwanted crayons.

Will you try to make these? Please add comment below.

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  • Oh my goodness, such a great idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing. I remember having all these short crayons when I was a kid going into the bin but this idea is such a good one to help reduce waste.
    Thank you so much for sharing.


  • What a great way to use up all those broken bits of crayon


  • i love this recycling idea! we always have broken or small crayon bits! now i will collect them for this idea


  • Wow, very clever indeed. Thank you.


  • What a simple and fantastic idea.


  • What a fantastic idea! You could make some really fun shapes as well


  • Great idea ! And how cute you can give them all kind of different shapes and forms :)


  • Fantastic idea – just love the recycling of old crayons into a new gift.


  • Creative idea would blow every mind.


  • awesome idea, could make some really cool designs!


  • great idea – i just need to find some shaped moulds!


  • Great idea, also nice to make them multi-coloured !


  • This is such a cool idea. I don’t have a lot of crayons in my house at the moment. The boys are older and my daughter is to young for crayons.


  • trying to collect some right now!


  • That’s a handy idea, thank you.


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