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How to Make Colorful Crayon Wands Out of Broken Crayons

Let’s make crayons today! If you have ever wondered what to do with old crayons and broken crayons, we have the best crayon recycling craft. Reuse old crayons to make colorful crayon wands. This is a fun crayon craft for preschoolers and elementary age students at home or in the classroom.

Fun Crayon Wands made from old crayons that still color - 3 step process shown in picture to make melted crayon wands
Let’s recycle old crayons into new crayon wands!

Easy Broken Crayon Craft for Kids

This old crayon craft is amazing for those broken and half used crayons that we all have in a box somewhere because it is so fun to open a new box of crayons each school year!

Related: This fun kids craft appears in our first book, 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest Funnest Ever!

Grab those old crayons with LOTS of broken ends and bits. Your broken crayons can get a chance for new life by making new crayons with this craft.

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How to make Crayons

Supplies Needed To Make Crayon

Directions To Make Crayon Wands From Old Crayons

Watch Short Video Tutorial on How to Make Crayon Wands

Step 1

Step 1 - take wrappers off of crayons - Old Crayon Craft - KAB
First take the wrappers off the old crayons you are going to use.

Take all the wrappers off of your crayons and if they are not already broken, break them into smaller pieces.

Step 2

Step 2  & Step 3 - Fun Crayon Wands - jars full of wax melting on the candle warmer and groups of straws filled with colorful wax sitting in a tin pan
Look how colorful our crayon wands are turning out!

Fill your small glass jars with the crayon bits and put the jars onto the candle warmer. It takes awhile using the warmer but it is not super hot, making this a safer project for kids to help with.

Step 3

While you are waiting for the crayons to melt, fill a TP tube with the straws. Tape the bottom of the straws or wrap a bit of tin foil around them and stand the straws upright in your disposable plate.

Step 4

Carefully pour the melted crayon into the upright straws. We layered the crayon colors. The more the merrier. My kids favorite crayons were the ones where the colors mixed a bit. They called them tie-dye crayons!

Finished Melted Crayon Wands

Finished kids craft - Fun Crayon Wands
I love these so much!

These are a super fun gift idea for either back-to-school, or add a fun pack of paper for a DIY coloring kit.

Materials

  • Thick milkshake straws
  • Old crayon leftover bits (want brilliant colors? Get a pack of Neon Crayons to add to your bits)
  • Candle warming plate
  • Small glass jars
  • TP Tube
  • Disposable plate
  • Masking Tape or Foil

Instructions

  1. Take all the wrappers off of your crayons and if they are not already broken, break them into smaller pieces.
  2. Fill your small glass jars with the crayon bits and put the jars onto the candle warmer. It takes awhile using the warmer but it is not super hot, making this a safer project for kids to help with.
  3. While you are waiting for the crayons to melt, fill a TP tube with the straws. Tape the bottom of the straws or wrap a bit of tin foil around them and stand the straws upright in your disposable plate.
  4. Carefully pour the melted crayon into the upright straws. We layered the crayon colors. The more the merrier. My kids favorite crayons were the ones where the colors mixed a bit. They called them tie-dye crayons!

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How did your crayon wands turn out? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.



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