From the Archives: How to Make Recycled Heart Crayons

How to make recycled crayon hearts. #kidscrafts #crayon #recycle #summercamp #multicolor

Recycled Crayons

As Summer gets closer and the reality settles in of my the youngest of my littles needing activities during the break, I’m digging through my kids’ crafts archives from when her brothers were her age. This take on recycled crayons was a post I wrote in 2009 for PBS Parents. Nine years later though, and it’s still a great craft to kiddos’ creative juices flowing!


Unwanted  crayons
Silicon icecube tray

How to make recycled crayon hearts. #kidscrafts #crayon #recycle #summercamp #multicolor


  1. Break your crayons into small pieces.
  2. Place the crayon pieces into a silicon ice tray. Kids love being a part of this process because they can mix & match colors to create their own, little works of art! How to make recycled crayon hearts. #kidscrafts #crayon #recycle #summercamp #multicolor
  3. Bake in the oven at 250 degrees (F) for 20 minutes, or until crayons are completely melted. Carefully remove them from the oven, taking care not to spill the hot wax.
  4. Place the trays in the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden.

When they’re hard enough, pop your crayon creations out of the trays and enjoy!