Five Handmade Alphabets that You Can Craft from Recycled, Upcycled, or Natural Materials

crayon alphabet tutorialWith broken crayons and food crafting molds, you can make a colorful alphabet that’s also an art supply, such as these recycled crayon letters from One Charming Party.

While a silicon mold such as this one does work, getting the finished crayons, especially the curvy ones with fiddly bits, out of the mold can be tricky–if you’ve got a larger vintage mold, even if it wasn’t originally intended for food crafting (as long as it’s heat-safe!), then you’re really in luck.

To make layered recycled crayons that don’t have that groove from settling wax at the top, check out my layered recycled crayons tutorial.

[Image by One Charming Party, used with attribution]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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