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Star-Shaped Glitter Crayons

Add sparkle and shimmer to your drawings! Melt down a box of broken crayons into a mold, sprinkle in glitter, and pop them in the oven to make your own batch of glittered crayons that everyone — kids and adults alike — will want to get their hands on.

star-shaped glitter crayons

Photography: Ilyssa Minkus

Source: Ilyssa Minkus

Introduction

This idea comes from our friend Ilyssa Minkus. She chopped a box of worn-down crayons and doused them in glitter to turn them into sparkly new shapes. Encourage your kids to come up with new combinations: They can mix and match different crayon colors with types of glitter — the chunky kind works best.

 

Looking for more DIY ideas? Learn more Crayons + 10 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Them, plus browse our 30 Days of Kids Crafts.

materials

  • Crayons
  • Craft knife
  • Craft knife
  • Glitter
  • Optional: Baking sheet

steps

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Using a craft knife, cut along the seam of the crayon paper wrapping; peel off the paper.
  3. Chop the crayon into small pieces (approximately 7 pieces per crayon).
  4. Sprinkle glitter in the star mold, pouring just enough glitter to cover the bottom of the mold cavity.
  5. Place the chopped crayon pieces on top of the glitter. Repeat steps 2-4 until the mold is full.
  6. Place the mold in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, just until the wax has completely melted (Tip: It helps to put the mold on a baking sheet).
  7. Take out the mold and let crayons completely cool on the counter.
  8. Once cooled, gently pop the stars out of the mold and get coloring.

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