This Easter rabbit craft is the perfect activity to do with your children. If your house is like mine, there are random crayons in every nook and cranny and most of them are broken or half used. Here’s what to do with old crayons! Gather up all those old/mostly used crayons and get ready for a very fun activity because you can make new crayons out of old crayons. This activity requires very few supplies and is done in a matter of minutes. The best part is that you can use these bunny crayons the same day that you make them!
Easter Rabbit Craft: DIY Bunny Crayon Tutorial
Supplies needed for your Easter Rabbit Craft:
- Crayons (any crayons will work, even broken ones!)
- A silicone mold (must be approved to be used in the oven). We used a bunny mold that we already had but you can buy the shape you want at a craft store, baking store, or through my affiliate amazon link here.
What To Do With Old Crayons
Gather your old crayons and your mold. The paper must be removed from all of your crayons.
There are two ways to do this Easter Rabbit craft:
1. Soak all of your crayons in a bowl of water and let the paper soak in the water. This only takes a few minutes. Once the paper looks soggy, peel right off of your crayons.
2. Peel crayons by hand. This takes a little bit more time but my kids thought it was fun! So we peeled our crayons by hand. Either way will work just fine.
After your crayons are peeled, break them into small pieces. Small enough so that a few pieces will fit into each mold. For thinner crayons, fill your mold half way up. For thicker crayons, fill your mold two thirds of the way up. You can mix your crayons to make rainbow like crayons or make solid colored crayons by adding all the same colored crayons to each mold. We did some of each!
Once your molds are filled, place in a 170- 180 degree preheated oven. You don’t want your oven to be any hotter than 180 degrees. It will take your crayons about 30-45 minutes to completely melt. Once crayons are melted, carefully pull out of the oven using pot holders and place on a heat resistant surface to cool. Let cool for 30-45 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your crayons, it might take a little longer to cool. Once they’re completely cool, pop them out of your molds.
Then, let your children color away with their homemade crayons! Or use this as Easter basket stuffers along with cute bunny masks.
Doesn’t this sound like such a fun Easter rabbit craft? Do you think you might try to make crayons out of old crayons too? What shape will you choose?