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How to make new DIY crayons from recycled crayons

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When your crayons are getting all stubby and hard to use, don’t throw them away! Collect them to make new diy crayons. This quick video from emmymade demonstrates how to make diy crayons from leftover crayons using an old cupcake tin or a silicone mold in any shape that you’d like.

Coat the tin with oil, load it up with small pieces of the colors you’d like, melt at 350° F for 3-5 minutes, and put them in the freezer before popping them out. Freezing them is also a great way to get them out of their paper covers in the first place.

Follow Emmy at emmymade and emmymadeinjapan on YouTube and on Twitter for more projects.

pieces in a cupcake tin
finished recycled crayons
Next, watch this classic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood video before it disappears from the internet: How Crayons Are Made.

Plus, don’t miss Turning a Brick of Melted Crayons on the Lathe.

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