A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 302,475
Currently Running With Scissors:
444 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Colorful Handmade Crayons with Tutorial  (Read 910 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial , crayon  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 164
Joined: 13-Apr-2010

Love is the law. Love under will.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: August 16, 2011 10:25:45 PM »

I've been making these for an eternity now, but I've always made them to give to people. I was watching a friend's children the other night, so I thought I'd do it with them. They were pretty amped.

I like to use crayola because they're just the best.

1. First you wanna peel the wrapper off your crayons. That was the least favorite part with the little ones. The paper can be pretty stuck to the crayon, but with the three of us we got it done in no time.

2. I break one crayon up into 3 or 4 small pieces, so they fit in the cups better. I also think it's a good idea to color coordinate them in 4 separate containers, so they can get a good idea which colors go best with each other.

3. These ones were made with mini cupcake tins. Line each one with liners.

4. Put about four or five pieces of crayon in each cup. Whichever colors you choose. You can fill them pretty high. I like 'em thin just for aesthetics.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then let them cool.

6. Peel and draw!

Putting them in the frigidaire speeds up the drying process tremendously. Like, 5 minutes and they're ready to go! Also, you don't NEED the liners, it's just a pain cleaning the pain when you go without. I think they look cute with the liners. The littlest one said 'can I eat one now?' Like little candies.


Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2538
Joined: 05-Dec-2010

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011 11:28:01 PM »

What a great activity for the children - and so much fun using them afterwards.  The mixed colours in the pans look so much more attractive and I'm sure it would inspire their creativity to see how different colours go together.
worn wasted
Offline Offline

Posts: 106
Joined: 11-Jun-2009

Did you borrow my crayon set?AND MY MIND?!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 11:31:11 PM »

cool idea! Thanks for sharing.
Now I know what to do with all those itty bitty crayon pieces we end up with.  Grin

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Alison Larkin Talks About The English American
Meet Author Aryn Kyle
Happy For No Reason Book Trailer
Alan Katz Reveals His Previous Occupation
Douglas Florian Reads from Dinothesaurus
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Coffee Mug Cozy
March 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: How to Make 110 Prayer Flags

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.