With Halloween just around the corner, you may be planning a classroom party with your students, or looking for some ideas for party favors for your own kids to hand out. Even if you don’t have a class party coming up, one thing you likely do have in your room is broken or sad-looking crayons lying around. Instead of throwing them out – recycle them into fun gifts like these Halloween melted crayons! Kids will love coloring with them and taking them home for something special.
Don’t celebrate Halloween? Just apply this concept to a fall pumpkin version or any version you like instead!
Prepping for the Halloween Melted Crayons
You really only need a few simple supplies to learn how to melt crayons and make these fun shapes!
- old crayons
- Halloween silicone mold
- oven access (they are best to make at home and then bring to school, but you could have your kids help you prep by breaking up the crayons – they enjoy that!)
Making the Halloween Melted Crayons
Ready to make the crayons? First place the old crayons in a large bowl and fill with warm water.
Let them soak for 20-30 minutes and begin removing the wrappers. Repeat soaking if needed.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and pat the crayons dry. Then break the crayons into smaller pieces and place in the silicone molds.
Once the broken crayons are in the silicone molds, bake for 8-12 minutes or until melted.
When they are melted, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
You should see fun, swirly colors like the pictures here if you used mixed crayons.
Once they are cooled, pop the crayons out of the molds to use.
Now you are ready to give them to your kids!
You can hand them out as is, or put them in baggies with a treat or coloring pages/blank paper – however you wish.
Your kids will love coloring with these and watching the colors change as they work their way through the fun shaped crayon.
More Halloween Fun
Looking for more Halloween activities for the classroom?
Grab our Halloween math and literacy centers for themed learning that is planned for you!