Hey there, Emma here again from Defined Designs with some great ideas on using up all those broken crayons you have lying around the house. The Easter Holiday is over, Spring Break vacations are wrapping up and I’m sure some of you are either getting ready to overhaul your house from the mess of toys that is now all over your floors – or you’re just waiting for a fairy godmother to come knocking on your door because you’re waiving the white flag of house cleaning. (trying to paint a picture here…is it working?)
Well, no matter what your story is, I’m sure you have TONS of broken crayons piling up and you’re sick of just throwing them out. Today I have pulled together 6 ideas for reusing those broken crayons! With minimal stress, and hopefully minimal mess too, I’ve found some crayon crafts for the kiddos and some that are more crafts for mom but will be fun for the kiddos with the end result. Hows that sounds? Let’s get to it, shall we?
Alright, I know it’s not the Christmas, but here’s a great way to reuse those broken crayons and those old glass ornaments. Great for a colorful centerpiece for a kids birthday! See the DIY for these melted crayon ornaments here.
Probably the most common form of reusing crayons, this DIY is easy for the adults to make, and easier for the kiddos to use! Adding broken crayons to muffin tins is the best way to tackle this – but if you have silicon molds that the kids love, check out how to use those here.
Got some broken crayons with the wrappers still in tact? Head out to the craft store, grab an initials and instead of getting out the paintbrushes – Grab those crayons! These make great door hangings to mark kids bedrooms and even end of year teacher gifts!! Check out how-to here. (this can also be made with new crayons)
Got Crayons? Let’s make new crayons! Very Similar to the muffin tin crayons, these are a fun and kid safe way to make those with help from the little ones! Using a candle warmer instead of the oven – Check out this crayon wand DIY here.
I bet you didn’t know you could make crayon play-dough… This one looks like fun, I want to make some for myself! Check out the entire DIY tutorial here.
Lastly, this crayon craft is LOADS of fun for everyone! Usually used with whole crayons, you can also use it with broken ones and get the same full effect. Grab your hair dryer and check out how-to here.
How’s that for reuse, reduce, recycle? Even as a 20-something year old, I still love crayons and crafts… and who wouldn’t when you can make things like these?! Pin this image below to save these great DIY’s for later!