Five Upcycled Crayon Crafts

DIY upcycled crayons melted in silicon muffin moldsIf we’re in the mood for a quick kids’ craft, or we need a present to take to a child’s birthday party, my little girls and I often make these simple recycled crayons. They’re easy to do, not very messy, and if you have any of those silicon or other novelty muffin tins lying about, then you can use them to mold your crayons into a variety of shapes that will delight a variety of kids.

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  2. The melted crayon canvas artwork is pretty neat and have now seen them everywhere. I would not however consider it to be upcycled at all though since they are new, personally I think it would of been more useful to donate to a kid/school (as far as talking about upcycle, reduce and whatnot) but hey that’s just me and my HO…

    1. Good point! You could probably make a crayon canvas work by using half-used crayons that are still in their wrappers, or at least still have some wrapper to work with. We homeschool, and so we have a couple of nice boxes of “school” crayons, mostly so that I know that my kiddos have a complete box with a full spectrum of colors for their schoolwork. If a crayon gets more than 1/3 used, however, it’s too hard for little fingers to get it out of the box, and so I generally replace that color and toss the used crayon in our crayon crafts bin. Those different-sized crayons might make an even more interesting crayon canvas…

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