DIY Block Crayons with an animal twist, these DIY Owl Crayons are perfect for little hands and make a gorgeous homemade gift.
Owl Crayon Craft
DIY Crayons are so incredibly easy to make.
My daughter loved helping me peel off the crayon wrappers and break the crayons into little pieces to make these super cute owl crayons.
Obviously, grown ups will have to handle the melting portion of the craft, but the whole process is very quick and straightforward.
The result is a collection of adorable, textured crayons that are perfect for little hands to grasp as they are developing their fine motor skills.
These DIY owl crayons would make a beautiful homemade gift – whether for a little kid or someone you know who is obsessed with owls.
While we kept each crayon to a single color, you can make these crayons multi-colored or even striped/layered.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that your mold shouldn’t be too small or have too many thin details coming off the main shape. While we had great success with this owl craft (and I love how much detail the mold gave the final crayons) our attempt to do a cat crayon was unsuccessful because the tail coming off the cat’s body was too thin and kept breaking when we tried to remove the finished crayon from the mold.
I personally have never tried another brand except Crayola crayons when making our DIY block crayons. We just always have them on hand because I buy them in bulk at the beginning of the school year. I have heard that off-brand crayons produce a more waxy block crayon, but I don’t know this from personal experience.
Check out our quick craft video to see just how easy these DIY Owl Block Crayons are to make, and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable instructions:
Materials to Make Owl 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 wrapers.
How to Make Owl 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 325F.
Place the silicone mold on a sturdy cookie sheet.
Melt the crayons in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until completely melted. You can use a toothpick to ensure there are no lumps remaining in the crayons.
Allow the crayons to cool completely before attempting to remove from the mold.
Grab your free printable for our DIY Owl Crayons craft:
- 24 pack of crayons
- Owl 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 10-12 minutes until completely melted. You can use a toothpick to ensure there are no lumps remaining in the crayons.
- Allow the crayons to cool completely before attempting to remove from the mold.
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These owl crayons are a fun owl craft for kids, perfect for any time of year but especially fall! They would make a super cute homemade gift and are perfect for developing hands.