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

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.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Using a craft knife, cut along the seam of the crayon paper wrapping; peel off the paper.

Step 3

Chop the crayon into small pieces (approximately 7 pieces per crayon).

Step 4

Sprinkle glitter in the star mold, pouring just enough glitter to cover the bottom of the mold cavity.

Step 5

Place the chopped crayon pieces on top of the glitter. Repeat steps 2-4 until the mold is full.

Step 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).

Step 7

Take out the mold and let crayons completely cool on the counter.

Step 8

Once cooled, gently pop the stars out of the mold and get coloring.


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