Recycled Crayon Crafts: Colorful Christmas Trees


Recycled Crayon Craft: Colorful Christmas Trees

Small children love to use crayons for coloring. If you are a parent, caregiver or school teacher who have young children under your care, you know that you have probably amassed a large amount of broken crayons. Don’t throw them out! Upcycle them into holiday crayons. Recycled crayon crafts are very creative, This particular one will show you how you can make colorful Christmas trees. Have some fun and get creative. You will be amazed at how easy they are to make and look great too!

Upcycled Holiday Crayons

Supplies needed:
5-7 crayons in assorted shades of green
Non stick cooking spray
Tree shaped cookie pan

You can find shaped cookie pans at most retail stores and even thrift stores.

1. Begin by breaking the crayons in half and removing the paper wrappers. It is easiest to do this if you peel it at the seams and untwist.
2. Once the crayons are peeled, break them into as small of pieces as possible.
3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your cookie pan with non stick cooking spray.
4. Drop bits of the green crayon into each compartment. Feel free to mix the various shades of green as they will create a cool marble effect when heated. You want to place enough bits so the bottom of the mold is coated.

5. Heat at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the wax is melted into liquid. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
6. Place the cooled tray in the freezer for 10-12 minutes to make removal easier. Take a knife and gently pop the crayon out of the tray.

Now that you have that all done, your holiday crayon is ready to use. You can use it yourself or gift it to someone. Makes a great holiday gift for a teacher!

12 thoughts on “Recycled Crayon Crafts: Colorful Christmas Trees

  1. Vera Sweeney

    What a fun Christmas craft!! I love how well the colors all melted together into the mold to make the crayon. I know my son would love if we gave him a Christams tree to color with.

  2. Anita Utami

    What a neat idea! I definitely will try making this. I probably have several containers of broken crayons, and you just gave me idea what to do with it. I am sure my toddler will have so much fun making the trees.

  3. LauraOinAK

    We have one of the crayon makers in the house, but never think to pull it all out and get started. I do have a bunch of broken crayons in a container that could be ‘repurposed’ by melting in a pan like this. Now to find a baking vessel that will make some cute shapes….

  4. Melissa

    This is such a fun idea and not as hard as I thought it would be. My kids have so many broken crayons that I think we are going to do this. Perfect activity for winter break!

  5. Tami

    What a clever idea. I would like to find some other mold shapes like cars for my little guy. Maybe he’d refrain from breaking fun shaped crayons.

  6. Yona Williams

    These Christmas tree crayons are so cute. I have seen a few Pinterest tutorials pop up for making these types of crayons for Valentine’s Day, but this is the first that I’ve seen the tree. I love them, especially since green is my favorite color.

  7. Tiffany

    How fun are these??? I think I would have a blast making these with the Kiddies throughout the year mainly because it would help me make use of all the pieces of crayons floating around the house… LOL

  8. Tyra

    This is such an amazing idea and craft. I love this on so many levels and it seems like it would be so much fun for the kids. Not to mention easy with no clean up LOL

  9. Jennifer Tammy

    That’s a great idea to use cooking spray to make removing the crayons easier. We’ve made crayon shapes before using our silicone molds and muffin trays, but this is a great use of those festive, seasonal trays!

  10. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Oh my gosh, this would have been the perfect craft for me to make with my god-daughters this past weekend! I’ll have to make a note of it and make these with them next time I go up there!I love how easy this is to remelt them and make the Christmas trees and I’m really loving the fact that you used the Christmas tree shaped muffin tin!

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