A fun DIY Lego Gift for little Lego fans, these DIY Lego Crayons are great for little hands to grasp and would also make a cute goody gift for a Lego-themed Birthday Party.
DIY Lego Crayons Craft
My little nephews are obsessed with all things Lego and all things crafting, so some mini Lego Men Crayons seemed like the perfect gift idea for my daughter to help make for them this year.
What’s awesome about these crayons is that they offer all of the benefits of traditional block crayons, but in a fun shape that reluctant crafters may be more excited to use. Block crayons are great for developing hand strength and pencil grip in young children who are not yet ready to develop a pincer grip (needed for stick crayons), plus they are much less likely to break than stick crayons, so enthusiastic drawers won’t experience the frustration of crayons breaking as they are creating.
And for older kids, the process of making them is great for developing pincer grip. Having to grasp and peel off the crayon wrappers is a rewarding fine motor activity.
This is also a great craft for using up broken crayons. I just keep all of our broken crayons in a container and when we have enough of them, we make more block crayons.
For best results, you want to use a highly pigmented crayon that isn’t too waxy. I tried one batch of block crayons using an off-brand crayon and it resulted in a thick layer of white wax at the top of the crayon, which isn’t a huge deal but that portion of the crayon won’t be able to be used for coloring.
We just store these as you would any crayons, there’s no need to store them any special way.
You can also create a marbled effect to these crayons by mixing different hues of the same color family together or mixing up different cool colors together. They should mix nicely on their own once melted, but you can also use a toothpick to carefully swirl the melted wax together, if desired.
Check out our quick video to see how easy these DIY Lego Crayons are to make – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:
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Materials to Make Lego Crayons
Tip: You may want a separate container to hold all of the peeled crayons and also a small garbage receptacle for gathering all of the crayon wrappers.
How to Make Lego Crayons
Peel the wrappers off all of the crayons.
Sort the crayons by color.
Break the crayons into small pieces that will fit inside your mold.
Place broken crayon pieces inside each cavity of your mold.
Preheat your oven to 325ºF.
Place the silicone mold on a sturdy cookie sheet.
Melt the crayons in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes until completely melted. You can use a toothpick to ensure there are no lumps remaining in the crayons.
Because this mold is small and has little crevices, you may want to fill it with crayons twice to avoid overstuffing the individual cavities.
Allow the crayons to cool completely before attempting to remove from the mold.
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Grab your free printable instructions for our DIY Lego Crayons craft:
- 24 pack of crayons
- Lego Man Silicone Mold
- Sturdy Cookie Sheet
- Peel the wrappers off all of the crayons.
- Sort the crayons by color.
- Break the crayons into small pieces that will fit inside your mold.
- Place broken crayon pieces inside each cavity of your mold.
- Preheat your oven to 325F.
- Place the silicone mold on a sturdy cookie sheet.
- Melt the crayons in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes until completely melted. You can use a toothpick to ensure there are no lumps remaining in the crayons.
- Because this mold is small and has little crevices, you may want to fill it with crayons twice to avoid overstuffing the individual cavities.
- Allow the crayons to cool completely before attempting to remove from the mold.
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I hope your kids love getting to draw (and play) with their little Lego men crayons!
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