DIY Crayons…A Perfect Craft To Make Together!

| September 29, 2015 | 16 Comments

I’m always looking for an easy DIY or craft that I can do with my kids. With the school starting, life has gotten busy…really busy. In the early days of September, our big guy was invited to a birthday party where the parents asked on the invitations to bring homemade gifts rather than presents. It’s always easier to go out to the store and quickly pick up a gift but this birthday request, allowed us to take the time from the initial school rush and create something together. So, thinking cap on…we made heart shaped crayons.




This is a really easy DIY that’s cute for your little ones to give as a gift or just use for crafts. 

How to Make DIY Crayons

Ingredients: Crayons & Silicone mold (ice cube tray or muffin tray). I picked up these little heart silicone molds in the baking section of HomeSense. I’ve also seen similar ones at the dollar store.

Directions: This is a great way to use up your broken crayons.

1. Take the wrapper off the crayons, break them into small pieces (if they aren’t already broken) and place them in the molds. Bake at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes.



2. Place the molds in the freezer to let them set and pop them out. Voila…super cute heart shaped crayons.

All you need is a cute little box, ribbon and attach a colouring book for a cute gift.


Keep it Beautiful.

XO Alicia

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Category: Christmas Crafts, Crafts, Crafts, Family, Father's Day Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Ottawa, Tips, Valentine's Day Crafts

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Together with my hubby, we're working on renovating our 1920's house that we purchased in 2010 in a downtown neighbourhood in Ottawa, ON. The house was in need of mega love, complete with variations of bad wallpaper and peeling vinyl flooring. However, we were up to the challenge. I am the Mommy to a 5 year old, a 2 year old and baby girl who keep me on my toes. My hubby is armed with the tools and is the magic in building my crazy design ideas. In come the realities of renovating, budget, time and kids are things that many of us have to work with. I write about creating beautiful spaces that are everyday friendly, with easy DIYs which then leave room for splurges and I hope to inspire you to do the same.

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  1. Alison says:

    These would be great for birthday party goodie bags

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    a great idea, when I think of all the broken bits of crayons that we just threw our being useless I could scream!

  3. Laurie P says:

    Inspiring!! Was just gonna do a purge of broken crayons, great way to reuse! TY

  4. JaimeeM says:

    these look like such a great idea

  5. kathy downey says:

    I love this idea i have lots of broken crayons

  6. JaimeeM says:

    I saw a cool diy of using lego moulds – awesome

  7. Phil says:

    This is a great idea to reuse something I would normally throw out and also great to involve the kids.

  8. Meg says:

    Great idea- these are super cute.

  9. kathy downey says:

    I have a whole basket of broken crayons,guess this is a great idea to use tem up

  10. kathy downey says:

    We have a birthday coming up in Dec. and we are going to make some for loot bags

  11. Jamie says:

    I love this creative idea, and crafts are a must for my family! Thanks!

  12. kathy downey says:

    We made these and they came out perfect,thanks for the neat idea!

  13. kathy downey says:

    Nice storm day here,its time to get the crayons out !

  14. kathy downey says:

    We are going to try and make Crayola eggs on the weekend

  15. Linda H says:

    These would make a great little stocking stuffer.

  16. S. Stewart says:

    This is quite a creative, fun-looking activity!

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