Handmade With Love – Day 2 – Handmade Crayons

Grab the kids for this one – The first part of this project is great for little hands!

Supplies:
Lots and lots of crayons – old or new!
Metal and/or silicone molds
Plastic or paper bags
Extra embellishments for bags!

1. Grab any extra crayons around the house or if you don’t have any, start with new ones! I started with a new box of Crayola crayons. I decided that I wanted to make crayons with complementing and contrasting colors, so I began by separating all the crayons into their color groups.

2. Next, you have to remove all the paper wrappings from the crayons

3. Break all the crayons into small pieces – each crayon should break up into four pieces if it is a full, new crayon.4. Get your molds together. Silicone and metal molds work great! I bought the heart molds at Michaels (a craft store in the baking section) and the alphabet molds from here.

5. Take all the crayon bits and peices and pile them in the molds. I found that contrasting colors get a better marbled effect than putting alike colors together. Example: Pink and red blended together to well, almost giving no marbled effect, but dark green and bright yellow looked great! So did red and white or pink and white 🙂

{be careful not to pile the crayons to high, but at least high enough to make a good and sturdy crayon once it is all melted together}7. For the alphabet molds, I found that standing the crayons upright worked great! I only filled the letters I needed.

8. Preheat your over to 275 degrees and put your crayon filled molds in a baking pan that is lined in foil. The foil will protect your oven and your pan from any melted crayon spillage!

9. Each mold will need about 10 – 15 minutes in the oven. The thinner ones will take less time than the thicker ones. Keep your eyes on them, and pull them out as soon as they look melted. If you leave them in to long the colors will mix together too much! Kids should NOT help with this part!! The melted wax is very hot!

10. Allow the molds to set for a couple of hours – they should be completed cooled before you pull them out. Gently peel away the silicone and pop out the crayon shapes. For the metal molds, give them a good whack on the counter and they’ll pop right out!

{here is a close up of the “O” from the “LOVE U” letters. I love the way it turned out! The pink, white and red colors worked great together! I did nothing extra to get the marbled effect either! This was just achieved by just letting them melt in the oven!}

11. Have your kids help you package the crayons in either plastic or paper bags – these would be a great alternative to hand out at school! You could give each kid the first letter in their name and a couple hearts!

Time for another giveaway! Here’s another great kit to get you started on this project! There are some of the silicone heart molds we used, along with the cutest bird plate from Target! Even some Martha Stewart glitter for decorating the plastic or paper bags, ribbon, Elle’s Studio tags and stamp set, and chocolate!
Everyone is welcome to enter, just leave a comment below! All the winners from each giveaway will be announced on Saturday, January 24th!

Comments

  1. I can’t believe I am the first to leave a comment!

    What a cute idea, I am so goign ot do this for my niece and nephew.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Michelle (from KY)

  2. Beth Perry says

    Another amazing idea! Those marbled hearts are soooo pretty!

  3. Sarah :) says

    Wow, I want to make a set of these for MYSELF! I love to color. *haha* You guys really crank out the great ideas.

  4. nola says

    Very cool idea! This is great for a little class room gift for Valentine’s Day! Especially when some kids have allergies, it’s a great alternative to a food treat. Thanks
    Nola

  5. Lisa says

    i just don’t know how you come up with all the cuteness!! i love this idea!!

  6. Anonymous says

    COOL! Now I know what to do with all of the kids crayons!

  7. Mel H. says

    What a nifty idea! Love it.

  8. Gayle says

    This is such an awesome idea!! I would make these for myself!! I definitely will tuck this idea away for another decade until I have kids and we can make them!

  9. Cate says

    I love the idea of the initial letters for valentines! I wish my son was young enough for me to do that (I’m not sure the 15 year old boys like crayons much these days).

  10. Bekka says

    Oh, I just LOVE this idea!!!

  11. I’m a former pre-school teacher & I used to make these all the time with the left over crayon bits and an old muffin tin…but I love the idea of using the shaped molds…so cute!!

  12. Stephanie says

    This is wonderful! I’ve made the round ones before but the alphabet ones are fantastic! What cute ideas.

  13. amber says

    These are fun! They would be a great project for all the spare and lonely crayons in my classroom, since the kids gravitate towards those still in boxes still. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Virginia says

    Oh my goodness! I am so doing this for my kids’ friends! Adorable!

  15. I love this idea!

    I’d love to make some for my little neice.

    Now I can rescue all the broken crayons!

  16. Carolyn G says

    What a fun idea!!! It looks like somehting the kids would love.

  17. Amanda Ann says

    I made these last year with my little girl, but we just made circles. Now I want to make them again!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Joli says

    I know what I am doing with my kids today!!! I have got make a quick run to Michaels, then its home to make some crayons. Thanks for the fun idea!!

  19. *danielle* says

    what great idea! can’t wait to make those for my daughters valentines day handouts!

    Thanks! <3

  20. JulieP says

    What a clever idea!!!! My daughter will love this project. Thanks so much!

  21. ania says

    Love this idea!! 🙂 🙂 So cute 🙂

  22. Marianne says

    CUTE! I’m gonna try it!

  23. Lisa says

    What an awesome prize pack! Love V-Day for all the reds and pinks…and already got my super cute deer stamps in the mail. Yeah!!! Lisa K in tx

  24. Dianna says

    What a cute little bundle of goodies*!*
    Can’t wait to see all of the fun projects 🙂

  25. Sonja says

    This is so cute!! I must make those hearts!!

  26. Korey says

    How cute a project is this! So exciting and a fun idea…I can’t wait to try it.

    I love your products; they are adorable!

  27. Lacintha says

    What an awsome idea!
    In fact I’m off to Michales right now to get some of those moulds…thanks Elle 🙂

  28. Sarita says

    Wow! That is a wonderful project – so creative!! Thank you for sharing this great idea, and for hosting this contest! 🙂

  29. Bibi says

    Oh, wow!! Love this idea! This is perfect for lil’ hands that can’t grasp the thinner crayons. And the giveaway is yummylicious!!

  30. LindaS says

    Oh my – its the most clever idea I’ve seen – fun and bright colors.

  31. Zarah says

    Ooooh… That’s so CUTE and so clever!! (I think you can probably do this with soap too? In case you’d wanna give fancy soaps to someone, for example your MIL. *nods and smiles*)

  32. MaryJo says

    Wow, never thought of doing something cool like this with my kids broken crayons… we have a million!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome project!!

  33. Corey says

    wow! I think I’ll make hearts for my dd’s Valentine party at school! so super easy and she’ll love that I let her peel and break her crayons! lol Thanks, Elle!

  34. pam says

    Adorable and so easy! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity for us to try this ourselves with all the yummy goods!

  35. Margo :-) says

    What a fantastic idea…. think of all the old crayon pieces you can have lying around to make these neat shapes with!!! 🙂

  36. Veronica says

    Wow! I just went to retrieve the old crayons I threw away! I would love to win this!! Thanks.

  37. maribeth says

    what a great alternative for kids! i can’t wait to do this with my preschoolers! thank you!

  38. Lisa J. says

    OMG me and my daughter are so going to do this. We have gazillions of crayons that need to be repurposed.

  39. Anonymous says

    Great idea ~ can’t wait to make these with my kids.
    SusanB

  40. What an awesome idea! I have got to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!! xox

  41. How fun! I remember making them as a kid and having so much fun! Thanks for the reminder! The shaped tins are an awesome idea and make the melted crayons that much more fun!

  42. Nichole says

    This is the cutest project! I have been wanting to do crayons with my daughter for a long time and now with valentines day coming I think I now have the perfect v-day project for us. We have so many broken crayons in our house it isn’t funny. Thanks for the instructions and for the awesome give away!

  43. Michele H. says

    Love this idea! I need to go to Michael’s!!

  44. Jacqueline says

    What a cute idea! My son and I are definately going to do this before Valentine’s Day. Thank you for the inspiration!

  45. Chiqui says

    Love the idea! I’m off to look for alphabet molds!

  46. Anonymous says

    This is the cutest project! I’m going to tell my friends about it. I LOVE Valentine’s Day too, so this prize is SO PERFECT for me. 😉 Crossing my fingers!!!

    Michelle
    http://www.amillionmemories.com

  47. Vanessa says

    OH wow, my 4 year old was looking over my shoulder as I read this post…he totally wants those heart shaped crayons. Would be great to win since we live WAY up north where you can’t buy anything cool like those…but you can bet I’ll be cruising the internet for those goodies if I don’t get picked! LOL

    Love it! Thanks for sharing

  48. OMG! what an adorable idea! so so cute! we had the crayola crayon maker and it was kind of a pain and they just came out shaped like crayons! hearts are much cuter! and i love the tray from target! i was going to buy some and settled for the placemats instead. i adore valentines-themed things!

  49. susan m says

    Oh my – what a cute project!!

  50. melw says

    Such a cute idea!! And wow what a great giveaway too!!

  51. Addie says

    What a fun and cute project! I think I’m gonna try it with my son!

  52. Augusti_73 says

    Wowzerz! That’s cool!!
    And I’d LOVE to win!

  53. oh, i forgot to mention…the 17th was my birthday! this would be an awesome belated birthday gift! 😉

  54. latisha says

    awww! i never thought about making those with the shaped molds…great idea! i’m going to try it this afternoon…

  55. Jenneke says

    Wow, I love this!!!! I’m crossing my fingers to win!!

    Hugs to you all,
    Jenneke (from The Netherlands)

  56. This is a good idea for all of those stray crayons!

  57. Michelle says

    This is the most adorable idea! Thanks for sharing. Your tutorial is really easy to understand.

  58. Mandy says

    Thanks for the step by step photos and pictures. How festive and fun! Your tips are great, too.

  59. What a super cute idea. I love it! Can’t wait to try this out.

  60. swoozie says

    What a great idea – my daughter and I will have fun making these! Now, to go find crayons…

  61. Stephanie says

    I do love that idea! My son and I made those last year as part of his Valentine cards! I wasn’t sure if we were going to do it again this year….but after seeing this….I think we will!

  62. Katrina Grabowski says

    Just so happy to have found this site. Love everything!
    Katrina

  63. Applemimi says

    just love this idea !!!!!!! thank you for giving us the chance to win

    regards

    Gaëlle a french girl in italy lol

  64. Applemimi says

    just love this idea !!!!!!! thank you for giving us the chance to win

    regards

    Gaëlle a french girl in italy lol

  65. Heather says

    Oh look at all those pretty goodies!!!!!
    I can see I will have some great inspirations 🙂

  66. Rhea says

    This is a great idea for the little kids! Off to share with my friends….. Thanks for the inspiration!

  67. tdaucrops says

    I have more than enough crayons to do this project. I’m off to find my muffin tins.
    Tricia
    tdaucrops@yahoo.com

  68. 3QTGUYS says

    Oh how fun! I have a feeling y’all are gonna give me so many cute ideas, I will have to choose!

    Keep ’em coming!

  69. janis m says

    what a cool idea! I did not know you could melt crayons like that. thanks for the hot tip! 🙂

  70. aneulore says

    what a giveaway!
    and what an idea!!!
    amazing!

  71. That is such a cute idea! I’ve always wanted to make crayons like this but feared it was to much work. It sounds so easy though! Thanks for sharing! I hope I win that awesome give away!

  72. Patricia says

    Love those alphabet molds!! We made some of these at Christmas and they are so easy & turned out great. We just used tree and candy cane molds that we had, but I love those letters!! Thanks for sharing another great idea ~ Patricia

  73. ISCRAPNSEW says

    oh my word, how stinkin FAB!!! Love everything!

  74. Rachel says

    Oh my! What a cute, fun, easy idea! I am an elementary teacher and think I might make some for my students. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  75. ddinak says

    What a fun project! May let my girl scouts do it.
    Thanks for the give away!
    Denise from AK

  76. Oh my goodness this is the cutest giveaway ever! Soooooo happy I found your blog 🙂 Thanx, Anne

  77. Kimmie says

    now how cool is that…that would be so cool for the class. Thanks for another great handmade item

  78. jessicaj says

    I am so excited to do this for my daughters classroom!

    Jess (From WI)

  79. Anonymous says

    love your ideas would love to win
    elizabeth Holder

  80. Gayle215 says

    I love all your ideas! Those marbled crayons are amazing.

  81. rmeyfe says

    I love those little dear stamps!!! This would be a great project for all those well loved crayons in my house!!

    Jen M in Texas 🙂

  82. Jessica says

    loooved the tutorial! can’t wait to try it with my kids, thanks so much!!!

  83. Jennifer says

    OH MY GOSH what a cute project! And what an AWESOME give away!!!!

    Thanks so much!

  84. Anonymous says

    Such a great idea. Thank you. I am going to use this for my class.
    KimC (NJ)

  85. Jessica says

    That is such an awesome idea! I must try it – we have a on of broken crayon bits around the house 🙂

  86. Stay Funny says

    Wow~!
    That’s really a fun project to do for kids giveaway treat for a b-day! Love it!

  87. Cynthia B. says

    Cuteness! Great kits you’re giving out – not just Elle’s stuff, but crafty things we can do at home too (and kid-friendly, even better! 🙂 )

  88. Carol A. says

    Oh wow…what a really cool idea. This would be a great project to do with my girls….they would love helping with this. Wonderful giveaway….Thanks for the chance!

  89. Kate says

    so cool! I want to make these for the kids I tutor!! Thanks for the idea!

  90. Lynsey says

    This would be a great idea even just for decorations! I’d totally put these in a pretty bowl on my coffee table or as a centerpiece on my kitchen table for Valentine’s Day. So cute!

  91. Wendy says

    This so fun and very cute!

  92. Jennifer says

    this idea is adorable!! LOVE IT!!

  93. Awesome project! I have lots of crayons waiting to be used in this project. Love the heart molds.

  94. Amy says

    I have tried this before, but yours turned out much better. Maybe I will have to try again and see if I did something wrong. Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to give it another whirl.

  95. Keiko says

    Wow, it’s a great idea.
    I have to look for my school time old crayon!!!

  96. Amanda N says

    I LOVE those deer stamps! They are too cute! 😀
    Love the crayons! Goodness knows we have TONS around here that are broken already!!!

  97. GREAT project idea…..love the idea of getting rid of our old crayons! And since my birthday is on the 24th what an absolutely perfect gift! TFS

  98. polinka says

    so cool!! love this idea!!

  99. I’ve done this with old crayons that we had lying around BUT I really love the idea of using the alphabet moulds!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Geke says

    Such a nice thing to do for the ones you love!!!

  101. Kirsten W. says

    I did this a million years ago with my mom, but I should definitely try again! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  102. Great Valentine’s gift idea. Love the new deer stamp!

  103. That is SO cute. Thanks for the showing how easy it is! Now I just need to get me some of those molds. 🙂

  104. Erin H. says

    Adorable idea! I am definately going to try this! This would also be a great idea for stocking stuffers or kids parties. Thanks for sharing!

  105. jwood says

    This is a great project, thanks so much for sharing. What a wonderful way to use up all of our old crayon pieces.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win goodies too!!
    Jackie

  106. JJ Sobey says

    what a fun way to re-use old crayons! Love the letter shapes, too.

  107. Kim says

    Such a sweet idea for the kiddos to make! Who doesn’t have a million broken crayons w/kids in the house. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration & generous giveaway!
    KimF

  108. BabeCaddy says

    Awesome project!!! Love the way the colors come out… Can’t wait to try some of these

  109. BabeCaddy says

    Awesome project!!! Love the way the colors come out… Can’t wait to try some of these

  110. Kimmy says

    I love the cupcake effect of these. That deer stamp is to die for.

  111. Gina says

    Looks like a fun project to do with the Grand kids!

  112. Mandy says

    Supa sweet! What a great give-away!
    Love how the shapes turend out!!!

  113. Jen says

    I love this idea!
    I think it would be an awesome idea to make the crayons to fit inside an Easter egg! They could hunt for eggs and have fun crayons along with their candy and money!

  114. Sue says

    fantastic idea, I’m just going to steal my kids crayons.

  115. Anonymous says

    This is awesome! Cool idea- Sherry

  116. mystyle says

    Fun Kids project! I need those molds to make these! Tee Hee!

  117. Christine says

    What a fantastic idea, I love the letters, they look so cute!

  118. Megan says

    What a great idea. My kids are still on their school holidays so this would definitely be something fun they could do. :o)

  119. vinnie says

    ohhh magique !!!

    really good idea 🙂

  120. Jennifer says

    These are such great tips! I made these last year and am doing it again this year for my sons kinder class. I really love the alphabet idea, might have to try that this year! Thanks 🙂

  121. chksngr says

    What a great idea for little ones…the toddlers in my son’s class would love these!!

  122. ohhh lovely! what a fun fun idea 🙂 I hope I win! I love the deer stamp and ribbons

  123. Anonymous says

    how awesome is this idea. TFS..Liann M.

  124. carpediem says

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  125. Teresa says

    What a fabulous idea! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  126. gracie says

    ohh this is soo cute! i have little ones so i have a ton of broken crayons! thanks for the great idea! can’t wait to make some.

  127. Oh my, this is such a fab idea, thaks for sharing

  128. What a wonderful idea! And such a great contest too – thanks for the opportunity! Love your blog. 🙂

  129. mandydake says

    Into my faves.. Love the molds!

  130. Dana says

    What a great idea. I am always looking for ideas to give out other then Candy… So cute!

  131. julieann says

    Love,love,love the crayons:) I have made them several times with my preschool class they call them “cup cake” crayons!
    Love the giveaway, so pretty:)

  132. stephanie says

    eeek! i used to love making crayons when i was a kid! letter molds are brilliant.

  133. OMG that is such a cool iea

    Thanks for sharing

    PS- love the new stamps

  134. Anonymous says

    What a wonderful idea. I was always sad to see a container of broken and well used crayons. Thank you, Kris egirlsmom@hotmail.com

  135. Yvette says

    what a fun creative project. Love all your products…so fresh and full of energy!!

  136. I’m amazed that melting crayons can turn out so beautifully- thanks for the continued inspiration! This giveaway is too cute!

  137. Anonymous says

    what a great project! Thanks!
    bianca b

  138. Oh my gosh… how fun is that!! Thanks for the inspiration xoxo

  139. Amber says

    That’s awesome!! And I’d love to win that goodness!

  140. Shel says

    What a clever project. Now I know what we can do with the bucket of broken crayons we have in the closet! Thank you so much for the whole picture tutorial..for those of us lacking a craft gene, it makes a big difference.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  141. I was organizing my scrap space today and thought, “I love Elle’s Studio.” So I came here to look around and put off the organizing. You never disappoint. 🙂

  142. Jo says

    Wicked! Such a neat idea.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Jo 🙂

  143. Mandy says

    Such cute ideas!!

  144. Silsine says

    what a great idea, i never think about it.!!!!; and thanks for the chance to win, its really lovely.

  145. Anonymous says

    What fun. I see lots of potential for this with those scrap crayons we have at our church in abundance. How fun it would be to spirit the scraps away and return with pretty crayon shapes!

    Jenny W

  146. Daniela says

    Awesome idea! Thanks so much~

  147. Sierra says

    I love this idea, i am going to make crayons with my after school group!

  148. Di says

    This is a wonderful idea! I love it. Gonna have to make them for my daughter and all the nieces and nephews for Valentines Day! Thanks!!

  149. redmom says

    What a great idea! My daughter would love crayons in fun different shapes! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  150. Bouf2 says

    cute cute cute

  151. Darcey says

    Great idea! Thanks!

  152. Carolyn says

    What a great idea, such a cute crafty gift 🙂

  153. theng says

    What, break new crayons into pieces?! This is an interesting project. Maybe I won’t be so paranoid about keeping the wrapper intact and not breaking the crayons.

  154. Aleks says

    omgoooooodness!! How darling are those crayons!!! and look at all that yummy elle’s product! *drool*

  155. These make me so happy. I love all the beautiful colors. 🙂

  156. Kara says

    These are so cute! I’m planning my wedding and think I’ll do this for the kids’ tables!

  157. What a wonderful idea! LOVE your products!

  158. ropergirl3 says

    I love this post! I did these one time when my son was about 3 and he loved the craft, I never thought to do this for his school class for Valentine’s Day—you are a life saver!!!

  159. Julie says

    What a cool idea! I never in a million years would have thought of that!!

  160. Anonymous says

    Great Idea! I don’t a a blog, can I enter? Jessica Stoops

  161. yucaree says

    this is a great project, not only because it’s so cute, but because it can be very eco-friendly. instead of throwing away the little broken pieces, this is a fantastic way to give the crayons a second life.

    thanks for the idea and the giveaway!

  162. Lisa says

    What a gorgeous idea! They look sooooo pretty.

  163. lenore says

    What a great idea! I love the marbling effect too!

  164. Dana N says

    What a fun project!!

  165. June says

    this is such a great idea. the results are amazing.

  166. Sarah says

    What an adorable project – I love it for all the crayon pieces I have leftover from my 2 year old’s facination with breaking them!!!

  167. sophie says

    What an excellent idea! Love the way the colors swirl together! Thanks too for your generousity. Would love to receive those yummies!

  168. Wonderful as always, I ever thought to use letter molds for this, GREAT IDEA!

  169. Sonda T says

    oh how fun!! Those marbled heart crayons are the best! My dd and I totally have to make those! Thanks for the idea, Elle. Love the giveaway too. wow!

  170. Ashley C says

    What a wonderful idea! These will make such unique and thoughtful gifts! 🙂 Woo hooo!!!

  171. Chok Keun says

    Wow, this is so cool! I love this project and such lovely colors!

  172. I did this craft when I was a kid….what a great idea.

  173. deryqueen says

    I showed my daughter this (shes 5) and asked her if she would like to do this for her class…..she is SOOO excited. Thanks for the great idea 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win

  174. Charin says

    That is *such* an adorable idea!! 🙂 🙂 Love it!
    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  175. Cass says

    Super cute! 🙂

  176. HL0517 says

    what an amazing idea and a great alternative to all those candy treats.

  177. Anonymous says

    I Love the crayon idea!!
    Staci in Tx

  178. Katie says

    Normally I don’t condone destroying perfectly good crayons but I love the idea of making them out of complementing and contrasting colors. I’d love to win too!

  179. I love what you did with the crayons and the molds. That is such a great idea! Especially the letter ones! Very cute!

  180. susanne says

    Wow- what a cool ideas fr the crayons- might have my sons help me do thse & give them out to classmates with valentines- TFS!!!

  181. melita says

    that is such a great idea with the crayons! we have TONS laying around, i am always throwing them away! what a great way to recycle them!

  182. sheree says

    oh this is such a great idea will have to get my dd involved in this one…

    take care
    sheree

  183. stamprgrl says

    OMG… I love the idea… but I do have a question… when you melt them do they let fumes? and can you re-use your molds for food?

    — dalis

  184. Anna says

    Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  185. snazzykc says

    I am getting all giddy, looking at all this cuteness. Maybe tomorrow I’ll make some valentine’s 😀

  186. LisaW says

    That is a totally brilliant and inspired idea!! It never occured to me that you could melt crayons! I know what I’m doing with all of our broken ones now! LisaW

  187. Book Bling says

    Very cute idea. I used to do this with my students when I was in the classroom. Of course, I didn’t have such cute molds. TFS

  188. Oh my, the crayons are beautiful. Now I can’t wait to find bits and pieces laying around the house instead of cursing when I step on them. ha.

  189. Angie says

    What a fun idea. My daughters will have a blast doing this.

  190. Peggy says

    very clever! love those dear stamps.

  191. Moira says

    What a great idea! I need to go through the kids’ crayon box and pick out all the bitty crayons – now I’ll have a purpose for them!
    Your tags are fab. 🙂

  192. Oh my goodness!!!! This is such a creative idea. I love all the items used–ESPECIALLY the deer stamp set.

    I hope I win!!! 🙂
    ♥Megan*

  193. Lara says

    These are so cute! We did this years ago with old broken crayons, but not in fun shapes. We just used regular cupcake holders. Love this waaaaaay more! Thanks for this awesome giveaway too!
    ~Lara xo
    PS LOOOOOOVE the new goodies I bought!!!

  194. These are so fabulous! Thanks for the great idea!

  195. Mindy says

    These are so super cute! I never thought to use an alphabet mold but that is just genius!

  196. janperilli says

    love the crayons….good idea for my kids classmates

  197. MaryC says

    I never would have thought to make crayon letters. This is a fabulous idea. Love all the cute stuff and the chance to win.
    Thanks!
    Mary C

  198. this is over the top, wow what a cuuuuuute idea!

  199. Susi says

    love the “love u”!

  200. the kit looks so gorgeous! i esp like the deer stamps and the heart cupcake molds! and the martha steward products…i can never seem to find them! definitely will try making the crayons soon!

  201. Sheila says

    That is just tooooo cute!!!

  202. Kim M says

    What an awesome project and giveaway, thanks for the great ideas!

  203. Mollie says

    Hi! I love this tutorial! I’ve seen it before and thought it was cool, but the colors and pictures you have here are so fun and cute that I’m actually going to try it out now! hehe

  204. Ami says

    That looks like alot of fun! I will try to work this with my kids! They will love it!

  205. Thanks so much! My oldest daughter and I are going to get busy making some heart crayons today. She said, “See Mom that’s what I was trying to explain to you yesterday! How’d you find it online?” Again Thankyou and WOW what a giveaway.

  206. I’ve done these before! Maybe it’s time to pull out all the stubby and broken crayons and do it again!

    Great gift ideas!

  207. Sophia says

    OMG how drooly awesome are those products, me please only because I live so far away…(South Africa)

  208. Suzy says

    What a great idea! I was looking for a craft to do with my neighbor kids today and this looks like something they can both do … and we’ll all have fun.

    I’m going to be following your blog from now on … heard about it over at Create My Keepsake.

  209. Shay says

    I love crayons and this is such a fun project!

  210. Kris says

    I love the outcome and love everything Valentine’s but when you broke the new crayons, my heart broke a bit! I love new crayons! Great idea using the heart molds and letter molds! I did this years ago but didn’t have those cute molds.

  211. Zorina says

    thanks for the wonderful idea! i so loved it. now, i know what to work on for my kiddos in life. have a great day!

  212. Dena says

    WOW! what a fabulous idea. And your giveaway is just stunning! thanks for the chance to win this 🙂

  213. jen k says

    What a great idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  214. itsterry says

    LoVe the marble effect! Great idea I plan to keep and use — anytime of the year!

  215. Katja says

    what a totally awesome idea !!!! how many children are now hunting through the house trying to find their crayons……little do they know that mummys all over have stolen them to make crayon letters!!! :o)

  216. Patti H says

    i am in awe of how rocktastically cool this project is!!! 🙂 love it!

  217. Awesome! I have seen the shaped ones, but I never thought to do letters! Cute idea! 🙂

  218. shara says

    Such a fun idea. My kids have bazillions of broken crayons, now I have the perfect way of using them and a cute gift for their friends.

  219. Tracy says

    what a cute idea!! i want to do this as party favors for my son’s second birthday!!

  220. Holly says

    Oh my! That project is fabulous! I can’t wait to give it a try with my littles! :0)

  221. Jenn says

    what an awesome idea!! i am definately going to have to do something with the thousands of crayon remnants in this house-LOL

    thanks for sharing!

  222. I used to do this with my kids when they were little! Thanks for the chance to win!

  223. Becky V. says

    Serious, this is the cutest idea for Valentine’s. My boy will love doing this with me!
    Thanks for posting!

    beckavan{at}comcast{dot}net

  224. BeckyKay says

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time! Just never take the time.

    Valentine’s Day would be the perfect ocassion to give it a go!

  225. mystyle says

    Fun Kids project! I need those molds to make these! Tee Hee!

  226. Brandie says

    That looks like so much fun!! I know that my 4 year old would love doing that for his pre-k class..and boy howdy do we have the crayons and we call them the lonely crayons that lay down on the floor without any friends 🙂

  227. sannika says

    If I win in a giveaway some time, it should be now. The cutest project and such a lovely giveaway!

  228. Mandy says

    Oh these are just Awesome!

  229. jennie says

    great idea, love the molds you used!

  230. The crayons are a very cute idea. Thanks to my friend Jenneke I will be back to this site.

  231. Chris says

    WOW! I absolutely love this idea!

  232. TAMI says

    I love, love, love this idea! It is perfect for my sons Kindergraten class & we can do something with all the darn crayons he just loves to tear the paper from & break! Thanks for sharing!

  233. I love this! I can’t wait to go buy some molds and try it out. Thanks!

    Mind sharing the font of “Handmade With Love”? 🙂

  234. BeeBopp23 says

    Those are great ideas for V-Day handouts! The giveaway looks great!

  235. Anonymous says

    I so love this and my nephews are going to love it!

    Mich (Chinelos)

  236. love this project!!! i dont have kids but i will have to find someone to do this with.

  237. Danielle says

    ADORABLE ideas!!!!!!

    Danielle from North Bay, Ontario 🙂

  238. oh my gosh!!! Great project and love the crayons!!! my kids would love this project!!! always love what you come up with and share

  239. RobinV says

    So cute. I love the crayon idea. What a great way to recycle those broken crayons.

  240. you are seriously awesome for doing these giveaways!

    i am hoping to win so i can send these kits to my niece! she would LOVE them!

    jessica jane

  241. Terri says

    Another cute idea – and oh so fun for the kiddos! Thanks!

  242. Juliane says

    Hello,

    it’s a cool idea and so easy and simple. I like it. And nice colours.

    Juliane

  243. Kirsten says

    Cute project…great way to use up all those broken crayons!

  244. nichole says

    so many cute ideas! thank you for always sharing

  245. Tiffani says

    Thanks for sharing the great ideas and helping us all get in the festive mood!

  246. Kim L says

    This is a perfect gift for my neices and nephews for Valentines day! Thanks!

  247. Brenna says

    I love these! The silicon mold idea is great!

  248. Ceilidhmom says

    Wow…what a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

  249. jenpete says

    Can’t to try it! Makes great use of all of the little bits of crayon I have in the kitchen junk drawer!

  250. FruMaansen says

    Cute cute cute and ooohhh sooo lovely!

    THX

  251. Mel says

    What an amazing idea. 🙂 My son would absolutely love this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Melissa
    OKC, OK 🙂

  252. gleeful says

    And don’t we all end up w/ tons of crayons since the kids want new ones for school every year. great idea, thanks!

  253. Samantha says

    Wow, those crayons are great! I can imagine a lot of people having LOTS of crayons that are broken/half used that would be perfect for that! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  254. Alyssa says

    What a cute idea! So fun!

  255. Anonymous says

    Oh my…please pick me.

    Amy, SC

  256. DoubleL says

    I love those melted crayons! What a great idea…thanks for sharing!

  257. Anonymous says

    This is such an awesome idea! Thanks
    Lisa L.

  258. Traci from Ga. says

    Wow, your site is awesome and these giveaways look extra yummy 🙂

  259. Desiree says

    What a great Idea, I can’t wait to try this for my kids even if I don’t win 🙂 I love your etsy shop too.

  260. Andee says

    I love the deer! They are so sweet.

  261. Anonymous says

    we would have sooooo much fun making the crayons ….would love to wint his set.

  262. Lana Day says

    Would love to win this set….we would have sooooooo much fun making the new crayons at my son’s birthday party and it’s a great take home gift…of course I’d be working the oven!

  263. Danielle says

    OH MY WONDERFUL!!!! I can’t believe how amazing the crayon molds came out. I have 5 kids and tons of broken crayons. This is a must, and how much fun 🙂 I am going to share this with my children’s minister also. Fantastic Idea!!!

  264. sam says

    love love love this!

  265. Chelle says

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  266. Chelle says

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas 🙂 I love the baking tray too, where did that come from? 🙂

  267. rachel_kokes@yahoo.com says

    How fun! What a great project!!!

  268. Meg says

    What a cute project and a great giveaway 🙂

  269. Rachelle says

    So cute! My boys would love to have crayons that spell thier names. Thanks for the chance to win.

  270. Jen says

    this is just perfect for the school classmates!! thanks for sharing.

  271. Shawna says

    What a cute idea. I have to do this for the kiddos

  272. What a fun and cute project! I think I’m gonna try it!

  273. rebecca says

    My dd’s started peeling crayons as soon as I showed them this post. Very cute idea!

    Thanks for a chance at a really nice give-a-way!

  274. scrapmin says

    Love how they turn out marbled without having to do anything special to them. Such an adorable idea!

  275. libbi says

    awesome idea for the kido’s in your life. Must try this! Thanks for the inspiration. Libbi M.

  276. Rach H says

    just LOVE this idea!!
    so cute + fun!!
    my kids would love it!!
    thx for sharing!!

  277. peeps says

    super creative idea. I heart your Vday collection.

  278. Dianna says

    Awesome idea! I love this project.

  279. *CPA* Su says

    I absolutely LOVE that crayon idea…so crafty yet simple!

  280. Nickie says

    How fun is that….I love the molds they are so cute.

  281. olexer says

    Another great project, I love your tags!

  282. jo says

    i just stumbled across your blog and LOVE this idea. i’m definitely making marble crayons for all my coworkers for valentine’s day this year. who cares if they don’t even know what to do with them, i think this is genius! 😉

    and, thanks for the link to the alphabet molds, i might just have to order some of those too!

    thanks for the inspiration!!

  283. valeria says

    bellissima idea…io ci provo!!

  284. hariyani says

    woohoo.. cant wait to add colours to the world! great idea gift for V’day for my students! 🙂

    and thanks for the chance to win!
    LOVE IS TRULY IN THE AIR.. 😀

  285. Karen says

    Too cute…the grandkids will have fun with this one.

  286. Stephanie says

    I am soooo going to make these crayons for my daughters little friends. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing! I would love to win!

  287. NanaBeth says

    Every year for Christmas, my second son buys me a different box of crayons. I have an amazing collection. It started when he read a copy of “Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned in Kindergarten” I gave him. There’s a chapter in there about crayons and world peace. If you ever get a chance read it-I think you’ll love it. I even have a Crayola teddy bear!

  288. Jingle says

    OH, WOW! This is an amazing giveaway! I’ve been eyeing those dear stamps!!! Thanks for this great tutorial! I want to go get a good mold to make these and I don’t even have kids! LOL!

  289. Melisa says

    Very clever idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  290. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this melted crayon idea! I am soooo going to steal this idea for Valentine’s gifts for my sons class! Thanks!

  291. Brenda says

    Awww…the crayons are adorable! My kids would have loved these, but they’ve all outgrown that stage now. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when the grandchildren start arriving. LOL!

  292. Anonymous says

    What a fun idea!!! Going to have to remember this one.

    cynderellaj – MN

  293. Lyla says

    What a neat thing to do with your kids, or grandchildren!!!Thanks for some great ideas.

  294. almadr says

    i heart these super cute deer stamps!!! lovely!

  295. Nina says

    What a great project – and as always when from Elle’s – both stylish and cute!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  296. Sarah says

    OMG Im in ELLE OH VEE EEE with this project!! I have tons of broken crayons and lots of nephews and nieces. This is perfect

  297. Judith says

    What a neat idea. Love the giveaway.

  298. Jenell says

    Great idea with the crayons.

    Jenell

  299. Mel Nunn says

    How awesome! this is definately something to do with the kids over the summer holidays!

  300. islandgirl says

    What a great giveaway, and such cute ideas! TFS!

  301. Alex says

    These are AWESOME! I want some for me!!! They would be so fun for art journaling!

  302. Tam says

    Did I read chocolate? As if the goodies in your giveaway wasn’t to die for already you add chocolate. yum! Thanks.

  303. Angi says

    Now I know what to do with all of those broken crayons! What a great idea!!

  304. Kim says

    Those silicone hearts are so cute. With two boys, I’ll take cute where I can get it.

  305. Szilvi says

    WOW. Thanks for bringing me in the Valentine’s Day mood. 🙂 Love all the great ideas published here and hope I’ll have some time to finish some of them.

  306. audrey says

    So cute! Love all your projects!

  307. If only I have an oven!

    I love cupcakes, muffins… and crayons! (No link) and your post is really tempting me to get an oven for myself… ahhhh!

  308. I think this would be a great craft for those teachers… plus its nice to know that the different colors will amaze the children. Very nice!

  309. Tracy says

    Crayons?? – you are super-talented – I would’ve just turfed the lot … now I can recycle – yippee – all in the name of greener planet …

    Love, Tracy G

  310. Anonymous says

    thats good, but i like the crayons the way they were made by crayola.

  311. we made these crayons for my son’s daycare class this year! it was such fun!
    Kristyn G

  312. scrapraffe says

    that’s amazing! i bet they smell nice too yum, love the smell of melted wax x

  313. Mohana Ray says

    Mohana said…..love at first sight…just fallen in love in your blog….it is very innovative idea….a cool craft project with your kid in a snowy day holiday….love it…

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