Do you have boxes full of broken crayons? Your kids will have so much fun using those short or broken pieces and creating their own DIY Dinosaur Crayons.
DIY Dinosaur Crayons:
When I was a teacher, I would always walk around my classroom at the end of the day and pick everything up off the floor. I collected all of the broken crayons that were too small for my students to use and kept them in a container. Then, I used those pieces to create new crayons. They always love it especially when I told them that I reused the crayons we used in our classroom to make the new ones.
Getting Ready To Make DIY Dinosaur Crayons:
- Dinosaur Silicone Mold
To make these homemade crayons, we used a dinosaur silicone mold but you can use any mold that you would like. We have used hearts, building bricks or Legos, and even the Tardis (any Whoivans?) silicone molds to make crayons. You can use any brand of crayons that you would like, but we have found that Crayola works the best.
How To Make DIY Dinosaur Crayons:
To begin making these homemade crayons, preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Next, unwrap the crayons and cut or break each one (if they aren’t already broken) into little pieces. Your kids can help you unwrap and break the crayons. It a great way to work on those fine motor skills!
After breaking the crayons, place the pieces in each mold. You can mix and match colors or you can make them one solid color.
Then, put the mold on a baking sheet and place it in oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until crayons are melted. After the crayons are melted, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let them cool until they are completely solid.
Finally, pop your dinosaur crayons out of the mold and have fun writing and coloring! (Get free dinosaur coloring pages below!)
These DIY Dinosaur Crayons are a fun way for kids to reuse broken crayons to create their own homemade ones. You only need pieces of crayons, a silicone mold, and an oven (or the sun) for an afternoon of fun! You can extend the learning turn this melting wax activity into a science lesson that your kids will love!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the free dinosaur coloring pages!