MeltedCrayons_titleI’ve been wanting to do this shaped star crayon project for a while now, so I have been saving those crayons they give you at the restaurants whenever we went out to eat. It wasn’t long before I realized that we had an awful lot of the red and blue crayons (I guess they are a popular restaurant color?) and that some star-shaped red, white, and blue crayons would be perfect for the kids at our 4th of July party!

The best part is this craft is super-simple to do and comes out really cute.

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Patriotic Star Crayons

Supplies you will need:

  • red, white, and blue crayons
  • sharp knife and cutting board
  • star-shaped silicone mold

Melted Crayon Mold ProjectIn addition to those red and blue crayons that I had saved from the restaurants, I dug some white crayons out of our crayon box. I figured no one will miss these ones since aside from drawing on Easter eggs, who really uses white crayons anyway?

Melted Crayon Mold ProjectYou will want to remove all of the paper from the crayons.

Melted Crayon Mold ProjectThen, using the knife and cutting board, cut the crayons into small pieces. Note: My husband helped out with this project and instead of using the knife, he used a hammer to break up the crayons. It made more of a mess, but it still got the job done. 

Melted Crayon Mold ProjectI then filled each section of the silicone mold with pieces of the crayon. Try to disperse the colors evenly inside each of the mold sections.

Then, you will heat the oven to 250-300 degrees and put in the silicone mold tray. Put the silicone mold tray on top of a cookie sheet. That way you don’t have to worry about it tipping over in the oven and getting wax everywhere (not a fun cleanup!).

Another alternative to using the oven is putting the silicone mold on a sidewalk during a really hot day. The sun should heat up and melt the crayons in the mold. 

After the wax has completely melted, remove the silicone tray from the oven. You can then use a toothpick to swirl the wax colors some. Allow to completely cool. You can even put the mold into the freezer to speed up this process.

Gently twist the mold and push the stars out of the mold. Be careful since the points on the star crayons can break easily. Once the wax stars are out it is time to get creative! 

Melted Crayon Mold ProjectThe boys love these star crayons, and they are actually easier for little hands to hold then regular crayons. In addition to the star molds you can have fun with other shapes for different holidays, or even just because!

Have you ever tried making new crayons from old ones? How did they turn out?

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  1. Love these crayons! They are so festive- perfect for my girls to make and play with! Thanks for sharing!

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