Here’s a great craft project to give as a gift! In this post I will show you how to make crayon letters with a silicone mold.
Use these letters to make name crayons for all the neighbor kids or as custom stocking stuffers!
My kids and I had a blast making these for friends this holiday season. I let them help break the crayons, fill the molds and wrap the finished crayons.
They can also help spell the names and give them away! The in-between parts have too many hot things for little kids to help with but there are still plenty of steps to involve them in.
Making crayons letters is a great way to give new life to old crayons.
We had a LOT of old crayons in pieces and I’m so glad we saved them!
Letter Crayons DIY Materials
- Old crayons
- Silicone letter mold (affiliate links)
- Crinkle cut shred filler for gifting, optional
- Polyurethane bags and ribbon for tying
How to make crayon letters DIY
Baking crayons is simple! Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then start by taking all the paper off of your crayons. If you submerge the crayons in warm water with the paper on, the paper will come right off.
Sort the crayons into colors if you want to do ombre effect crayons. You can also sort them into color groups or just throw them all in together – you can get creative here!
Now chop the crayons into smaller pieces. For the letter molds, we need little pieces between 1/4″ and 1/2″ long. For other molds, you may be able to use larger crayon pieces.
Fill up the letter cavities with your crayon pieces, starting with the bigger pieces and ending with any crayon dust you have on top.
Place the silicone mold on a cookie sheet. Then stick it in the oven. After about 5 minutes in the oven you can check the crayons and add more pieces if you feel like the letters are too shallow after they have melted a little.
Once the crayons are fully melted (about 10-12 minutes) take them out of the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet on a flat surface. The melted crayons will take about 30 minutes to cool. Then you can peel them out of the mold!
Be careful with the curved letters like C and G – they tend to break easily. Focus on making those thicker with more crayons or peel them very carefully out of the mold. I used the end of a spoon to help me push the middles out.
Wrap them up in a clear poly bag with a bow. I used double stick tape to tape the bag to the back of itself.
If your bag is too big, just tape on the back to keep the letters tighter together so the name stays together in the right order!