How to Make Marbled Crayons

Three Methods:Sourcing and Preparing MaterialsMaking the Marbled CrayonsBaking the Crayons

Do you have many old or dirty crayons? Maybe they are still good but are broken? This article will tell you how to make new marbled crayons from your old crayons.

Method 1
Sourcing and Preparing Materials

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    Gather together all of your old crayons. you can use all types of colours but try to get a variety. Do this so the marbled crayons will become more interesting and colourful.
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    Remove all of the paper from the crayons. The paper shouldn't form part of the new crayons and removing it makes them easier to cut.
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    Use a sharp knife to cut the crayons into small pieces. Keep the pieces together in a container as you continue to cut.

Method 2
Making the Marbled Crayons

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    Turn the oven to 140ºC/275ºF. Ensure that the oven is preheated before you put the crayons in.
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    Line a muffin pan with foil. Each hole must be fully covered, without any tears or holes in the foil.
    • For neater shapes, try using silicone cupcake cups. They won't wrinkle like tin foil.
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    Place a few of crayon pieces into each hole of the muffin pan.
    • You could make multicoloured marbled crayons, where you put one of each colour each in.
    • On the other hand, you could stick to the same colour but add different shades of that same colour. For example, you could do a pink crayon but use rose, orchid, fuchsia, baby pink, coral, hot pink, etc.

Method 3
Baking the Crayons

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    Place the muffin pan with crayon pieces into the preheated oven. Leave the crayons for a few minutes or until they have fully melted. Then remove from the oven, using oven mitts to protect your hands.
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    If the melted wax has not created a marbled effect, use the end of a spoon to gently mix it together. Wash the end of the spoon immediately before it solidifies.
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    Leave the melted crayons for a few minutes to cool and set.
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    When they have fully cooled remove from the tray. You now have great, recycled, circular crayons.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • For a gift, you could put the crayons in a box.
  • Collect broken crayons over time to make new marbled crayons.
  • Use differently shaped moulds to make more interesting shapes.

Warnings

  • Don't over-mix the wax mixture because this will just lead to one dirty coloured crayon.
  • These crayons are great for kids to make, but don't leave them unattended when making them, due to the need to cut with a sharp object and handle a hot pan.

Things You'll Need

  • Old crayons
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Scissors
  • Muffin pan
  • Kitchen/food foil
  • Oven mitts
  • Storage container for finished crayons

Article Info

Categories: Crafts | Kids' Crafts