DIY Easter Egg Crayons

I’m always on the lookout for a great alternative to the plastic eggs I once put in my children’s Easter Baskets.  This year I decided to make some Easter egg crayons.

 Easter Eggs

Here’s what you will need to make your own:

  • broken crayons  (at least two cups worth of each color)
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
  • cleaned, empty aluminum cans (one for each color egg)
  • Jello egg mold
  • popsicle sticks (one for each color)

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The How To:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Bend each can so one end comes to a slight point.

Easter Egg 3

3. Fill the cleaned aluminum cans with the broken crayons in one color.

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4. Put aluminum foil over the baking sheet.

5. Put the filled cans on the baking sheet and heat them in the oven for an hour or until the crayons are completely melted.

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6. Stir the melted wax with a popsicle stick and gently pour the wax into the egg mold. Make sure you pour over aluminum foil or wax paper because it will get messy.

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7. Let the eggs sit overnight to completely cool.

8. In the morning, pop the eggs out of the mold and color!

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DIY Easter Egg Crayons — 61 Comments

    • In the list of what you need there’s a link to an eBay search for Jello egg molds… that’s the only place I could find them.

    • The Egg molds can be found on eBay. You can just click on the Jello egg mold link and it will take you to the site.

    • Thank you for sharing! I might give the regular plastic eggs a try this evening when I make more. In order to make them work you would have to drill a hole in the top so you could pour the wax in. Also, they might melt. I’ll let you know.

  1. These are so fun. I made pineapple crayons a while ago, but I melted the crayon in the mold. This seems like it might be a better method. I kind of want to try it this way now.

    • I’ve done the melt in the mold method but they seem to break apart more easily. Different brands of crayons melt at different rates so it does help if the wax is liquid.

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  3. I was wondering if this would work, it’s great to see that someone else had taken all the guess work out of it for me!
    One question, did the molds clean-up well afterward? I was thinking I might need to spray then with cooking spray or slather on some vasoline before pouring in the wax?

    • Kids love fun shaped crayons. When mine saw me making them, they couldn’t wait. I gave in so they could have some early Easter gifts.

    • I just thought about it and did it. I used to melt my wax in cans in a double boiler and thought the oven would be easier… it worked out. I make lots of different shapes: cars, eggs, shells.

    • I keep my broken crayon bits in the cans I heat them in. That way when I’m ready to make more crayons I just stick the can back in the oven.

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