These DIY Lego crayons are super easy to make, to the extent that my helper with these was my three year old daughter. They’re perfect for anyone who has ended up with a handbag full of broken crayons, if your kids are a bit bored of crayons but you can’t quite get yourself to chuck them away or they’d be perfect to make as a cute party favour for a Lego party. We found we needed the ‘right crayons’ but once we had that sorted they were super simple to make.
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First remove the paper from the outside of your crayons, we found that the paper from cheap crayons was stuck on with an adhesive that was far too strong for this but that crayola crayons worked perfectly and my daughter loved helping to unwrap them.
Next we cut them into little pieces. At three years old my daughter does use some slightly sharp knifes closely supervised sometimes but the force needed to cut the crayons meant that I did the cutting here – make sure you use a chopping board! She sat on my lap for the whole time we made these so no pictures of what she did but I got to have a bit of a cuddle while we made these.
We popped all the chopped up bits of crayon into our lego ice cube molds, we used a lego brick one but you can get minifigure ones too which would be pretty awesome. I then put them onto a baking tray in the oven at 150c for about 5 minutes.
Once we checked that the crayons looked all melted and then left them to cool – I have my daughter a lot of warnings that she couldn’t touch them as they’d be way too hot. so they were left until we’d done the school run and picked her brother up.
Once both kids were at home I popped the crayons out of the silicone and they were ready to colour with! My kids loved that they could get all kinds of crazy colours out of just one little lego crayon.
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