Dinosaur Shaped Crayons-Recycle Old Crayons In 6 Easy Steps

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Have fun recycling old broken crayons into these fun dinosaur shaped crayons! The PERFECT activity for kids – especially those that love Dinosaurs!

Final DIY Dinosaur Shaped Crayons

There you are laying on the floor paper and crayons in front of you and your little one. You are enjoying a little bit of calming coloring when SNAP! another crayon breaks. UGHHHHHHH!!!

How many crayons have you lost in this same scenario? If you are like me, too many to count! 

So what do you do with all those broken crayons? I mean you can toss them into the crayon box but how often do they get used afterward? 

Instead of letting them go to waste in the crayon box why don’t you recycle your crayons with this fun dinosaur shaped crayons activity your kids will love! 

I mean and what kid doesn’t love Dinosaurs! These dinosaur shaped crayons are the perfect dinosaur party favors for handing out at your dinosaur themed birthday party! 

These dinosaur shaped crayons are the PERFECT activity for kids – especially those that love Dinosaurs! They will have so much fun helping and coloring with these recycled dinosaur crayons. Just scroll down below to get step by step directions to make your very own Dinosaur Shaped Crayons.

One thing we really try to do in our family is to find a way to recycle and reuse items that still have purpose despite its current condition. And since I love making homemade party favors, I thought we could try making DIY dinosaur shaped crayon party favors. Our kiddos love art and this activity was a perfect way to kill two birds with one stone so to speak. 

Even if you aren’t planning a dinosaur party, these will still make a fun gift for your kids to make for their friends too!  Kids will have a BLAST helping to fill the dinosaur mold with their old crayons and watch the transformation. These dinosaur shaped crayons are super easy to make! Scroll down below to get started making your very own.

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dinosaur silicone mold and box of crayons

Supplies For DIY Dinosaur Shaped Crayons

 Dinosaur Chocolate Mold, YuCool 3 Pack Silicone Dinosaur Molds with 12-Cavity for Candy Chocolate Jelly, Ice Cube-Purple,Blue, GreenBuy Now Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick 21 x 15-Inch Mega Baking PanBuy Now Homwe Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt – 1 Pair – Extra Long Oven Mitts with Quilted Liner – RedBuy Now


Directions To Make DIY Dinosaur Shaped Crayons

Before you begin, be sure to have your supplies ready and a trash can or small bag to collect the crayon wrappers. If you have a good amount of broken crayons on hand this activity will take even less time! 

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

2. Unwrap crayons and cut/break each one into little pieces. Your little helpers can unwrap the crayons while you cut/break each crayon into little pieces. 

Tip: To avoid having crayon residue jammed under your fingernails for all eternity, carefully slice the paper with a craft knife or soak the crayons in warm water to loosen the paper.

removing wrappers from crayons

3. Place pieces in each mold. Have your little artist assist with filling the dinosaur crayon mold. Mix and match colors or make them solid, anything goes! 

placing crayon pieces in dinosaur shaped silicone mold

4. Put the mold on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 7-8 minutes or until crayons are melted.

crayon pieces filling dinosaur shaped silicone mold

5. Remove from the oven using the oven mitt and let cool somewhere away from little hands until they are completely solid (about 45 minutes). The easiest way to remove the crayons is to peel the mold away from the crayon.

Tip: If you are in a hurry you can speed up the process by placing the molds in the freezer.

removing hardened dinosaur crayons from mold

6. Pop crayons out of the dinosaur crayon mold and have fun coloring!!!

Final DIY Dinosaur Shaped Crayons

As an added bonus for completing “Dino-mite” activity be sure to download this adorable dinosaur coloring page (click here or on the image below for direct download) your little can color with their new dinosaur shaped crayons! 

Dinosaur Coloring Page

Have you ever recycled old crayons? What shapes did you make? Please share your experience below in the comments! I would love to hear what your kids thought about their new crayons.

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