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March 26, 2012

DIY Toddler Crayons

I have tried giving crayons to Henry a few different times, but he always tries sticking them into his mouth. I'm afraid he's going to bite down on one and choke on a small piece.

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I set out to get some toddler crayons. Do you know how expensive those things are?! Were talking between $7-$9 for 3 crayons! Well, that's insane. 

So, I decided I would make my own. I bought a 64 pack of normal crayons for $3 at Target - which makes 9 toddler crayons. They are so easy to make. All you need is a muffin tin, and some crayons!

Here's how:

Preheat the oven to 250

Remove the wrappers from the crayons. This is way harder to do than I remember from my childhood. I found it was easier to just put the crayons in a bowl of warm water. The wrappers just fall right off. 

Then break the crayons into pieces and place into a muffin tin. I used a regular size, but you could also use a mini-muffin tin. I separated the crayons by color, but you could do any combination. 

Bake the crayons until all the pieces are melted - around 15 minutes. Once melted, turn off the oven and let the crayons cool for a few minutes before moving them.

Once they are a little harder, you can take them out of the oven. When they are completely cooled, pop them out of the muffin tins, and bam - toddler crayons. 

Aren't they pretty?! Henry loved them. And still put them into his mouth, but at least I wasn't worried he was going to choke!

I cannot wait to use these more as he gets older!

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Melinda said…
Those look awesome. I now need to go to Target & get crayons so I can make those. I love how many crafty things you do with Henry.
Anonymous said…
Thank your for this. I'm definately going to try this. My daughter loves crayons but they break easily and I too worry that she might choke on the small pieces that break off. Awesome post.