Recycle Your Crayons

Here's a fun way to reuse those worn-down stubs of crayons. They really work!

What You Need:

You can get fancy with colors,
or just keep it simple.

  • Old crayons
  • Microwavable cup
  • Paper towels
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pot holders
  • Waxed paper


1. Peel the paper off crayons and break crayons into 1 inch pieces.

2. Place three or four pieces of a similar color into a microwaveable cup.

3. Place cup in the microwave on top of a paper towel.

4. Cook on high 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Caution: Cup gets hot.)

5. After wax is melted, hold the cup with a pot holder and pour the melted wax into a cookie cutter that has been placed on waxed paper.

6. To create a layered effect, pour wax into a small section of the cookie cutter; allow to cool, then pour another color over the first layer until you have several layers of color.

7. Clean cup with a paper towel before wax hardens.

8. When wax is hardened, push forms out of cookie cutters.