Broken Crayon Solution: Rainbow Crayon Cupcakes

Broken Crayon Solution: Rainbow Crayon Cupcakes

These recycled crayon cupcakes are great to make for little fingers who struggle to hold little crayons.

What you need

Cupcake cups
Oven mitts


Drawing time is a rainbow of colors as your child runs them across the paper releasing all the mixed colors. You can use inexpensive whole crayons or recycle all those broken pieces in the bottom of the toy box.

This crayon cupcake project is great for schools and groups to recycle their broken pieces.

Preheat the oven to 250 deg F.

Remove the paper wrappers from the crayons and put the crayons into a cupcake cup and place the cup cake into a cupcake or muffin tray for support.

Allow them to melt in the oven, melting time may vary depending on your crayons brand so make sure you watch the crayons and once melted take them out. Allow them to cool before touching.

Peel off the cupcake paper and use as normal.


  1. Didn’t work, the colors just melted together. How to make them so they dont do this?

  2. So cute. Am going to make “mini” ones for grandkids Xmas stockings.

  3. neat. a great idea to get rid of those extra crayons.

  4. This is AWESOME

  5. this is such a cute idea!!! im 12 and i need a recycleing thing 4 earth day so im gonna try these

  6. i made these in preschool

  7. Great idea! Fun for both of my girls as well!

  8. This is soo sweet im giving these to my 16 almost 17 year old sister! I know she’ll love them. I’m 14.

  9. Great project to do! I hand them out in my class !

  10. im going to make these as christmas presents!!!!! so cool!

  11. These will be great for kindergarteners. I am making them as an end of school year present. But you can also use heart molds.

  12. I want to make that art craft!!! its so cool and cute!!

  13. its a great way to recycle broken crayons. i have 3 kids and we keep a jar for worn out crayons in their art area.

  14. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. I just made these with my 3 year old. We added glitter to some of them also. Too cute!

  16. this is one of the cutest ideas ever. very awesome!! :]

  17. I am 10.I love making crayon cupcakes

  18. I gave them to my cousin-she loved it!

  19. Those are so cool! I am going to make them for my Friend. (3) 🙂 🙂

  20. We are doing money market. And everyone loved them!

  21. (: I made a bunch of those rainbow crayons in different sizes for my next door neighbor. She loves them! Great idea!

  22. I really love this idea!!! I’m making this for my secret santa, this year!!

  23. How many crayons does it take 2 make a cupcake?? It seems like alot and I will need to know before I make them =]

  24. what a great idea!

  25. this is such a cool idea!

  26. that is a great idea my daughter will have crayon’s everywhere but with this all she need’s is the cupcake it has all the color’s in one!!!

  27. I made these when granddaughter was about 3 yrs old. It was alot of fun for her to make her own crayons.

  28. how creative and “sweet”!

  29. My children were just talking about these the other day – they love them so now I have to make them with my granddaughter!

  30. I saw something very similar in a mommy magazine only they were heart shaped (she used a soap mold) for Valentine’s Day and had a little card attached saying “You color my world, Valentine”

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