Get Kids Involved with the Crayon Collection

Got Crayons? Well, if you've got kids then you most likely have lots and lots of CRAYONS. And if they're like mine, then you probably have collected crayons from restaurants, hotels, and favor bags! 

But what do you do with all those gently used ones? I try my best to UPCYCLE them and turn them into new shapes...but most of them head for the trash until I learned about
Crayon Collection!

What is Crayon Collection? 

The Crayon Collection organization's mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools. Crayons don't decompose, so the Crayon Collection collects them and donates to teachers needing classroom supplies. 

They are also the official charity partner for Penquin Random House's crayon books, "The Day the Crayons Quit," "The Day the Crayons Came Home," and the rest of the series. 

Want to get involved? 
Start your own Crayon Collection today! You can do this with your family, school, church organization, scout troup, etc. Visit for more info. 

DIY Upcycle Crayons

  • Crayons
  • Silicon Mold
  • Craft Knife
  • Baking Sheet


Preheat oven 200 degrees. Carefully remove crayon wrappers with the craft knife. Break crayons into small pieces to fill the molds. Place molds onto baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 mins. or until completely melted. Carefully remove. Once wax has completely cooled and hardened, pop them out. *I place my molds in the freezer to speed up the process*

Enjoy your new crayons! 

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