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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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; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.


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