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Easy Rainbow Crayons Craft

square rainbow crayons on polka dot paper

Read on to find out how to make these easy rainbow crayons to help keep your kids entertained at home!

You can never have too many easy crafts to do with kids in my book…especially right now. My daughter is one of those kids who needs to be busy, so crafts have always been her cup of tea. And while I’m no DIY expert, I can manage the simple things like any desperate, busy mom who needs a moment to herself. Bwah! 

And since my baby girl is such a creative soul and out of school for the time being, it’s up to me to keep encouraging her artistic growth at home. Being that we always have loads of broken crayons around the house, it makes total sense to make something with them. Enter easy DIY rainbow crayons. Let me tell you, they were a BIG hit!

So, let’s talk about how to make these DIY rainbow crayons shall we? I promise, it’s worth the time. I’m sure we could all use a little extra help figuring out how to entertain our kids at home right now! This project definitely does the trick.

And don’t forget to read to the bottom because I shared a couple more of my favorite kids crafts there too. Learning from home doesn’t have to be all social studies and arithmetic. Good old fashioned arts and crafts definitely has its merits too. Just sayin’! 

Rainbow Crayon Kids Craft

broken crayons in tray

Materials:

Crayons (the 64 pack will give you a nice variety of colors)
Flower shaped silicone mold
Sharp knife

Tools:
Oven
Oven mitts
Freezer

*Please supervise children when making this project.

diy crayon melting

square diy crayons on paper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Remove the wrappers from the crayons, carefully score the crayon wrapper with a knife from top to bottom. The wrapper should slide right off (some you will have to use your nails to help peel off). – *Parents please complete this step.
3. Break the crayons into small pieces.
4. Place the broken crayons inside the molds.
5. Put the molds in the oven and cook for around 8 minutes.
6. Carefully take the tray out of the oven with your oven mit and set it on a flat surface until the crayons start to slightly harden. Next, transfer the tray to the freezer for around 20 minutes.
7. Carefully remove the crayons from the molds by pressing up on the bottoms.

rainbow crayons on rainbow paper

Now doesn’t this easy DIY rainbow crayons project look like fun or what?!

Yield: 12

DIY Rainbow Crayons

These easy DIY rainbow crayons are the perfect kids craft to use up old broken crayons!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost Under $20

Materials

  • Crayons (the 64 pack will give you a nice variety of colors)
  • Flower shaped silicone mold
  • Sharp knife

Tools

  • Oven
  • Oven mitts
  • Freezer

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Remove the wrappers from the crayons, carefully score the crayon wrapper with a knife from top to bottom. The wrapper should slide right off (some you will have to use your nails to help peel off). – *Parents please complete this step.

    3. Break the crayons into small pieces.

    4. Place the broken crayons inside the molds.

    5. Put the molds in the oven and cook for around 8 minutes.

    6. Carefully take the tray out of the oven with your oven mit and set it on a flat surface until the crayons start to slightly harden. Next, transfer the tray to the freezer for around 20 minutes.

    7. Carefully remove the crayons from the molds by pressing up on the bottoms.

Kids Crafts Inspiration

For more kids crafts inspiration like these fun rainbow crayons, check out some more of our favorite ways to entertain kids below! I don’t know about you, but I’m collecting boredom busters in droves. Hopefully, you found a few more helpful ideas to add to your kids craft idea collection too!

Oh and two of them include free printables, so you can use supplies you probably already have around the house. Score! 

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