Mar 262017
 
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Confession: I have more broken crayon bits in my house than actual whole crayons. It goes something like this – We get a new pack of crayons, the kids use them once or twice, 2/3 of them break and all of those broken pieces end up somewhere in the abyss. And because apparently no one in my family knows how to clean up after themselves, I would end up finding these little crayon pieces all over the place and at some point I decided that enough was enough. Β I grabbed an old shoe box and started putting all the broken crayons I came across in there….and there they have sat, collecting dust, for several years.

I was at the store recently and found a really cute bunny mold. I thought it would be super cute to make new crayons out of and that’s exactly what I did. I took out the box of old crayons and got to work making some bunny crayons with the kids. It’s a fun Easter activity to do with the kids and they seriously could not be easier to make!

DIY Bunny Crayons

Here’s what you need:

  • Easter Bunny Candy Mold
  • Broken Crayons

Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
2. Peel the paper off the crayons and make sure they are broken into very small pieces.

3. Fill each bunny mold with different colors, or your own color choices.

4. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or completely melted.

5. Remove from oven and let cool completely and pop out of molds.

6. Color Away!

Have you ever made your own crayons? If not, now might be an awesome time to start. With Easter coming up in a few weeks, now is a perfect time to get yourself a mold and make these cute Bunny Crayons.

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  89 Responses to “DIY Bunny Crayons”

  1. These are so cute! My boys would love this and I’m always looking for new crafts to do with them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those are so adorable! These would make some excellent psychedelic coloring tools. Love it!

    • I love that term “Psychedelic coloring tools.” That is so true. I can’t wait to try them myself. I wonder how a simple sunset drawing would turn out to be using these crayons.

  3. My kids would love doing this. Not only are they fun shapes and colors, but the kids get to melt stuff.

  4. That is so fab! I love all the colors swirling around in one crayon, and I love the super cute mold!

  5. This is such a great idea and clever use of bits and pieces that otherwise go forgotten! I’ll certainly pass it along to any mom-friends I have! πŸ™‚

  6. What a great craft idea that can be done with the little ones! Or, I may just make them and add them to my niece’s Easter basket πŸ™‚

  7. So so cute! Perfect way to reinvent crayons!

  8. These are awesome! My girls love to be creative and love to color and with Easter coming up soon, these crayons are amazing! I am looking forward to trying to create these with my own daughters.

  9. These are so cute! My daughter and I just did this yeaterday, but with a mini-muffin tin. She colored with them all afternoon and even took some to our neighbor’s house to share with their toddler.

  10. I’ve never made my own crayons before. I have plenty of broken crayons around the house and this is such a cute idea. The kids would love coloring with bunny shaped crayons.

  11. What a cool project to do together with my son. By attaching a few strings together it would also make a great mobile!

  12. Melting crayons is a wonderful craft project. Using different molds make it even more fun. Plus your recycling which is always a plus.

  13. I wish I had someone to give these to! Theses are too cute – I’ll be pinning this for later! (:

  14. I’ve got so many broken crayons. I should totally make these and give them to my sister’s kids.

  15. This is such a cute idea for Easter. It’s easy to add into any child’s basket!

  16. Wow, great, this is very playful and charming, sure loads of fun, insightful Thanks

  17. We have so many broken crayons this is such a good idea! It would be a fun Easter gift too. I will definitely be doing this one such an easy craft.

  18. I have a whole tupperware box full of broken crayons. This is something I’ve always wanted to do but really don’t have any little kids anymore that would enjoy using them.

  19. We love making our own crayons here! We keep a box with crayons that break and once we fill it up we pick a mold (we have several) and make a whole new batch! We just made heart shaped ones for my daughters class for Valentine’s Day!

  20. This is a cute idea. I’ll have to let my nephew and his girlfriend know not to get rid of broken crayons :). Thanks for sharing!

  21. This is cute! When I was a kid, we melted the crayons and let it drip on paper then blow on it for some sort of abstract design. Would love to do this if I could find my son’s broken crayons though πŸ˜€

  22. These are adorable. Such a great and simple Easter craft. I just threw away all of our broken crayons though. Next time!

  23. What a great idea! I should make some up for my daughter.

  24. Wow! This is so creative and adorable. Who would have thunk baking crayons could be this pretty. Love this.

  25. We did this recently but made them look like Reece’s cups that were red, yellow, and orange to give them a fire look. Lots of fun for little hands and seeing the transformation is a lot of fun as well!

  26. Haha these are the best! I think this would be a fun little project and an awesome way to use up the little crayon bits.

  27. Such a clever, fun idea. Something for the rainy, snow days too…:-)

  28. These are so dang adorable! I’ve been wanting to make some with our leftover crayons. These are perfect for Easter!

  29. I have not made my own crayons but I do know how to. I love the bunny cuteness of these and just might use your technique for other shapes because its easy to do and adorbs!!

  30. I would have never have thought of using broken crayon bits to make bunny crayons but how cool do they look. In a random way they kind of remind me of biscuits as well lol x

  31. What a great idea! We have so many crayons here that we could use for this project, thank you for sharing it.

  32. What a great way to upcycle and reuse crayon scraps! Definitely my kind of Easter surprise.

  33. Awesome way to use up broken and used up crayon pieces. I am sure the little ones would have a blast using them. Imagine different colors using just one stroke. I will have to find a different mold though. Something more pencil like but easier to grip.

  34. These are too cute! I knew i kept all of those tiny broken crayons for a reason!

  35. What a super cute craft! I might try this with my niece this Friday when I see her. This is right up her alley.

  36. These crayons are so fun! It’s such a smart way to reuse old crayons. I’m totally trying this idea.

  37. These are so cool, they seem easy enough to make. I bet coloring with them creates some awesome pictures

  38. These are adorable! I like the fun bunny mold. I haven’t seen that kind before!

  39. This is great use of old crayons. I usually sort the colors so that my daughter can still choose by color when she uses it. I love the bunny shape.

  40. Very cute idea! Perfect for the kiddos for Easter.

  41. My kids used to love making new crayons out of old broken ones. The bunny shape is perfect for spring.

  42. Amazing idea I would have never thought of it if I hadn’t seen this blog post!

  43. That’s such a cute idea! We have tons of broken crayons and I never have any idea what to do with them!

  44. This is a great idea for the small left over crayon pieces. The bunny crayons would be an awesome gift idea in the Easter baskets. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  45. I’ve always wanted to make these kinds of crayons. I think the bunny shape is really cute…and easier for smaller fingers/hands to use.

  46. Wow this is so creative! I love how this came out πŸ™‚

  47. These are precious. We made some that are tractors for a birthday party once.

  48. This is super cute idea for all of those broken crayons that end up all over the house. I’ll have to try this with my daughter.

  49. Coloring is something that most kids (and adults!) think is fun. But why have your kids color with boring regular crayons, when they can draw with fun, custom-shaped crayons instead! Not only are shaped crayons fun to look at, but they also make the coloring experience more entertaining.

  50. I have see. Those color crayon blending machines but I never thought of doing it myself in an oven. This looks very cool. πŸ™‚ I will think about trying this for Easter.

  51. I chose to make my DIY bunny crayons a swirl of different colors, you could make your crayons a solid color by only putting crayon pieces of the same color in each mold.

  52. These are so much fun! They are the perfect DIY gift for Easter baskets. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us .

  53. What a fun idea to make crayons in different molds. I have grandsons so I think I’ll look for shapes like trucks and cars or super heroes!

  54. omg these are amazing. This weekend me and the little man are making these ty so much

  55. How adorable are these crayons! I love the idea and it’s not so hard to make either! I’m sure the kids will love this.

  56. It’s such a fun activity! I love the molds, I’m pretty sure you can do this in different shapes depending on the occasion! The kids in the family will totally enjoy this.

  57. Oooh I should do this for my niece. Very nice project. xx

  58. This is a creative idea! My kids will surely enjoy making this!

  59. These are so cute! I love crafts that involve repurposing things you already have on hand. Not to mention my 4 yp loves breaking crayons so this will be perfect for us!

  60. These Bunny Crayons are too cute! I want to make some and add them to my boys’ Easter baskets. They would be great for a class party favor too.

  61. I am Pinning this! I have so many broken crayons, it is so crazy how tough the kids are on them!

  62. This is so cute! I love the idea. I’ve seen people melt crayons before, this is a great DIY

  63. Im amazing. This is so fun and creative now I just want to break a bunch of crayons and play with some molds!

  64. The mold is soooo cute!! For some reason I thought way more effort went into making these πŸ™‚ The hardest part is probably stripping the wrapper.

  65. OMG when I saw the first picture above I was like how cool is that!!! I sometimes wish I had kids so I can do all this fun creative stuff with them. Someday I will right I hope πŸ™‚ Thanks for the cool idea πŸ˜‰

    Leslie xoxo

  66. This is such a great idea! We have so many old and broken crayons and I never know what to do with them. I should be doing something like this for every holiday!

  67. These are so colorful and pretty and I love that it is a non-candy alternative for Easter treats!

  68. What a fun activity! I’m sure, everyone in the family were involved and had fun. Thanks for sharing.

  69. This is the best idea ever!! I just throw away my daughter’s broken crayons the other day! I will have to keep them and make these cute bunnies next time!

    xo
    Molly
    http://www.allaboutgoodvibes.com

  70. Both my daughters (age 2 and 8!) would love this craft! I’m sure they would like to find these in their easter baskets too!

  71. This such a fun craft and perfect for the holiday. It’s a great way to make use of those random or broken crayons laying around the house.

  72. My girl mixes her colors and it’s one of her favorite things to do. She likes making things with her mama anyways. Fun craft!

  73. Sounds like fun and what a great activity to get the kids involved as well.

  74. I love this idea. I pinned it to my aunt board for when my nephew has a bunch of small crayon pieces! So neat!!! Thanks for sharing

  75. my youngest would love this. i may have to do this with her. so cute!

  76. Those are so cute! They’re a great project for all those broken crayons that would otherwise be unused.

  77. We love doing little crafts like this. The kids love getting creative and I love watching them do it.

  78. You always have such cute ideas, I really love this!

  79. These are so cute and prefect for Easter coming up. I bet my daughter would love helping make these.

  80. This is such a great idea! I am definitely going to try this!

  81. We make crayons all the time! We always have broken ones and are always buying new ones. I swear Crayola is running a racket!

  82. This is so creative, and a great Easter basket gift.

  83. This is awesome! Great idea for the tons of broken crayons kids seem to accumulate. TFS

  84. These are so cute! I have never seen bunny crayons! My daughter would love these.

  85. These are so perfect for Easter! My little sister would really enjoy making her own as they don’t look difficult at all πŸ™‚

  86. We turn our broken crayons into LEGOs and Star Wars themed pieces. We bought quite a few fun molds on amazon and use them for all kinds of projects.

  87. OMG!! Those are absolutely cute!! I’m going to try this with the kids this weekend!