Oct 162017

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

Around here, we LOVE Halloween. Since I was a kid, it has always been my favorite holiday and my kids love it, too. Our house is decked out to the nines, there are always Halloween treats (cupcakes, cookies, etc) available and lots of Halloween movies and shows will be playing on my television all month long. One of the things we did recently was to make some Homemade Jack O’Lantern Crayons. We had millions of old crayon bits laying around, so I figured that I would put them to good use. These Homemade Jack O’Lantern Crayons seriously couldn’t be any easier to make and my kids had a blast with them.

Homemade Jack O’Lantern Crayons

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

Here’s what you need:

  • Old crayons
  • Halloween silicone mold (I used the Jack O’Lantern one, but you can use any silicone mold you like)

Here’s what you do:
1. Place all of your old crayons into a large bowl and fill with warm water. Let the crayons soak for about 20-30 minutes and begin removing the wrappers. Repeat soaking if need. Soaking them in water helps the wrappers come off of the crayons nice and easily! Be sure to pat the crayons dry!
2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
3. Break the crayons into smaller pieces and place them into your Halloween silicone mold.

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

4. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until all of the crayon bits are melted.

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

5. Remove the mold from the oven and let your new crayons cool.
6. Pop the cooled crayons out of the molds to use.

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

While the kids color, we love to watch some of our favorite Halloween movies on Netflix. There are LOTS of options, but these are our five favorite Halloween movies to stream on Netflix:

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Goosebumps
3. Gremlins
4. Harry and the Hendersons
5. Coraline

What’s your favorite Halloween movie?

Create Halloween masterpieces with these Homemade Jack O'Lantern Crayons! They are super easy to make and the kids will love them.

Note: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.

  54 Responses to “Homemade Jack O’Lantern Crayons #StreamTeam”

  1. That is such a fun idea! I think the kids would love picking out which colors would go into each mold. Great idea!

  2. I have to do this with my youngest. He loves to color, and he really loves to be creative. This fits the bill perfectly.

  3. OMG I love these! Silicon molds make crafting so much better and I love that you can really play with the colors of the product you are trying to create.

  4. That looks like an adorable craft! i need to do a fun craft like this with my daughter. She loves crafts!

  5. We do this for Valentine’s Day. Stella loves Halloween too, she can’t wait to put on her costume and get out there.

  6. These are so cute. I’ve been meaning to use old crayons and make fun shapes. My daughter would love them as she learns to write and color.

  7. Ohh, I can see those being perfect for goody bags for Halloween parties at school for lower elementary kids. I love how easy those are to make.

  8. These are so cute! They are a great use of those extra crayons that we always get at restaurants.

  9. I have a ton of broken crayons I could use for this. I will have to get one of these molds to make some this weekend. It is a great way to use up the broken pieces.

  10. these truly are the best gifts to make all year round. When my kids were little we had a ton of broken crayons around.

  11. This looks like so much fun! I would have loved this as a kid. Creative, fun and easy. The theme can be endless with all the varieties of molds available. Thanks for posting.

  12. What a truly cool and fun idea, I don’t normally do anything for Halloween but this would be cool to do with my nephew

  13. I would love to watch the scariest movie available!! Just finished watching “Babysitter” on Netflix – it was gory and awesome 🙂

  14. This is a fun and smart way to reuse old crayons…which we had an abundance of when our kids were little. These molds are perfect for Halloween!

  15. This is the time of year I LOVEEEDDD when in school – so many arts and crafts! 🙂

  16. These would be fun to create! We always have broken crayons around the house so at least they’d go towards making something.

  17. Love this idea! We have so many broken crayons and it will be best to reshape and reuse it! Lovely..

  18. Those spooky Jack-o-lantern faces are the best! This is such a fun way to use those extra crayons!

  19. My kids used to love melting down old crayons and making fun shapes. It was a great way to salvage broken crayons.

  20. Oh now that is an awesome idea to use up old crayons! I guess you could make all different shapes as well.

  21. Haha! These are the cutest things ever. I once made crayons like this, same method but sadly I didn’t use the proper mold and messed up a cupcake pan :/ Going to give this mold option a try for Halloween fun!

  22. What a fun idea for the kiddos. I used to dress up for Halloween every year and throw a karaoke party. Haven’t done that in a while. Maybe it’s time.

  23. How cute are these?! My kids would love to color their Halloween printables with these!

  24. These are such a great idea! I am always finding old broken pieces of crayon all over the house. We will definitely have to make some of these! So cute!

  25. I have a similar pumpkin mold that I picked up last year. My son’s birthday is in October. I could totally make some pumpkin crayons to give as party favors.

  26. We have so many old crayons at home and it would be nice to do something like this for my youngest. I think she’s going to love it and she’ll probably enjoy making it with me too.

  27. These look like fun! My kids would love making these and coloring with them afterwards! Ty for sharing !

  28. Aw this looks like so much fun! I am always looking for new ideas when I babysit my friends kids.

  29. This is so cool as I have bits of crayons all over my home. It makes them new again with funky colors.

  30. What a great idea about the crayons, and they look super cool.

  31. This looks so fun to make! Such a great Halloween activity for kids!

  32. This is awesome! I have plenty of old crayons and I would love to try it out! Perfect favors for Halloween.

  33. We’ve never made anything like these, but they look super cute. I would love to try making these with the kids sometime.

  34. I can’t think of anything better than to turn those old crayons into these! I think they’re really cute and it would be nice to give these to kids on Halloween instead of your usual candy!

  35. This is a perfect idea! I would love to make some with my little girls. Hope I can find Jack O Lantern molder

  36. So cute! We did crayons for my sons school class. SO MUCH FUN. Such a fun idea rather than MORE candy!

  37. How fun! I’ve done something similar with hearts for Valentine’s Day but I never considered doing them for Halloween. My boys would love this.

  38. How fun. These would make a cute trick or treat gift for those kids who can’t have candy. A cello bag and a bit of ribbon and there you go!

  39. Oh those are too cute! This will make a really fun Halloween project to do with my nephew. Not to mention, I’ll finally have something to do with all those old, broken crayons I have laying around.

  40. This is so simple & really looks great!! Perfect to set the mood for Halloween! ☺️

  41. i love this idea! i’m super into DIY especially for younger kids who want to get “handsy” haha

  42. That is such a cool little project for the kids. I love the way the colors mix.

  43. What a brilliant way to use up old crayons. I love this idea. I could see making these for the whole class and handing them out as Halloween goodies.

  44. I love that Halloween is coming up soon and these Jack O Lantern Crayons look perfect for the holiday season. So creative!

  45. Pretty fun stuff. Thanks for the festively fun idea. More family fun for Halloween.

  46. I’ve seen these molds. This is a really fun idea, and I bet my kids would love them!

  47. That is such a creative idea for using a candy mold It’s also a great way to make use of broken crayons and stubby ends.

  48. These are so cute! They would make great school treats!

  49. These are absolutely adorable and fun! My kids would love to make some of these.

  50. Omg how cute are these crayons!!!! Definitely something my daughter would have a blast making!!!

  51. Really loved this idea, pretty simple and great to work with kids! I love it, thanks for sharing!

  52. I would have never thought about doing this. I really think it’s a neat idea. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  53. I also used to recycle my crayons buy melting it and molting to cool designs. Same me a lot of money, or sometimes i sell them.

  54. What a fun and crafty Halloween idea! I love doing activities this time of year that don’t revolve around candy or food. Thanks for this!