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How to Recycle Broken Crayons

Updated on January 30, 2013
Make your crayons in cool shapes!
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Crayons are a major part of my household. Not only do I have a child living here, but my sister lives here with her kid, and my mom has a daycare. So, naturally we find lots of broken crayons laying about. I had this nice little thing called a Crayola Crayon Maker but it recently broke. I found a nice way to make crayons without having to spend the money to get one of those crayon makers.

Items You Need To Recycle Broken Crayons

  • Broken Crayons

Method One:

  • Metal Cookie Cutters
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cookie Sheet

Method Two:

  • Silicone Molds(for baking)
  • Cookie Sheet

How to Recycle Broken Crayons

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Make sure all the paper is peeled off from the crayons.
  2. If using Method 1: Wrap aluminum foil around the bottom of the cookie cutter.
  3. Fill the bottom of your cookie cutter or silicone mold with the broken crayons of any color.
  4. Put the cutter or silicone mold on a cookie sheet (optional: put parchment paper down so reduce mess)
  5. Put the cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes. Cooking times vary. 5 minutes works in my oven but you may need to adjust time accordingly.
  6. Take out the cookie sheet and let it cool. For faster cooling, stick it in your freezer or, if it's cold enough, stick it outside!
  7. Gently pop out the crayon from the mold. (I found sometimes I have to be a little rough, but be careful not to break them!)
  8. ENJOY!

Crafty Ideas for Crayons

  • You can get creative with your crayons by making them into hearts, flowers, even crayons for special occasions!
  • If you are making these for Valentine's Day, collect white, pink, and red crayon bits and make heart shaped crayons. Wrap them in cellophane bags and attach a note that says "You color my world!"
  • Add scented oil to the crayons to make them smelly crayons. Make it themed! Make green tree crayons for Christmas and add evergreen scent to it!


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    • Didge profile image


      6 years ago from Southern England

      Way to go LagunaAlkaline :)

    • Katharella profile image


      7 years ago from Lost in America

      I don't even remember how I found this hub lol! But oh my, I am 52, and I LOVE anything artform! I am going to try this, I did a hub on some pictures I colored with a huge caddy I bought that had glitter & metallic crayons, they didn't show up in the photo as well as in real life, but I did a Peacock for a little girl and she actually couldn't sleep until she seen it ONE MORE TIME lol, it was so cute! Your hub makes me inspired to make more colors! Right when I thought it was impossible for new colors to exist lol! :) Thanks for the tips! :)

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      silly me 

      7 years ago

      What a great way to recycle broken crayons and save money! Thanks for sharing!

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camas, WA

      Good! Let me know how it turns out!

    • dizzle80 profile image


      7 years ago from inland empire

      Great idea i will definatly try it!

    • LagunaAlkaline profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thank you mary :)

    • marymac47 profile image


      7 years ago from Franklin. NC

      What a Great idea!! This is something the kids can do with help and also shows them the art of recycling!!

      Great Hub!!


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