June 21, 2012

Tot School - Toddler Crayons

Since Kyla has recently decided to be a crayon eater, our coloring time has decreased dramatically.  I've seen several bloggers make these toddler crayons and Kyla really enjoyed playing with them at the Children's Museum.  She did color with them, but mostly enjoyed stacking them.

Last year around back to school time, I got a bunch of 24-count Crayola crayons for only $0.25 a box.  So I stocked up!  And now I decided to make some of our own toddler crayons.

All you need is crayons and a muffin pan.

Preheat your oven to 250.  Take the wrappers off of the crayons and break them up into the muffin pan.  You can mix colors together to make fun crayons or do what I did - sort the crayons by color.  After awhile I decided to put the crayons under warm/hot water to see if the wrappers would come off easier.  I highly recommend it.  It was much easier that way!

Bake until each crayon is melted.  I set the timer for 10 minutes, but they ended up taking about 17 minutes to all melt.  Take them out and let them sit for awhile.

Our finished crayons!

Kyla enjoyed them - mostly because they are something new and she can stack them :)

They kept her occupied while I made dinner the other night.


  1. I think she is going to be an engineer someday!

  2. Love this! I went and bought some crayons and i'm pretty sure we will be doing this tonight