Fun & Creative Ways To Reuse and Repurpose With Crayons!

crayonroundupWhat is one thing most parents have on hand and usually an endless supply of?  Crayons! Well, we go through crayons like they are water. No joke. My kids use them for basically everything.

Next week I want to repurpose crayons and do a bunch of things we normally wouldn’t do. We are all used to drawing and colouring with them but there are so many other fun ideas, things to create and crafts to do or that involve crayons some way!

If your kids like colouring, making crafts and trying  new things then they will just love this! Colourful, fun and most super easy! 

I’ve put together a list of my top 10 favorite crafts, ideas and things to do and use with crayons!

They are more than just endless fun with paper, crayons can be used for all sorts of fun ideas. Kids will just have a blast with!

1. 4th of July Sun Catchers
2. Leaf Imprints
3. Sew and Tell Old Sweater New Storage
4. Family Dinner Table Decorations
5. Clothes Pin Art Center
6. Crayon Biscuits
7. Melted Crayon Dot Art
8. Fall Leaf Crayon Craft
9. Melted Crayon Fishy Valentines
10. Pretend Magic Potions

If there’s one thing I have learned from being a mom of six it’s ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH CRAYONS! Because, if you don’t there will be tears, there will be fighting and there will be lots of grabbing over colours that you must always have multiples of. Yep, it’s true.

Always make sure you have enough crayons on hand. I generally buy a few packs because well, there has to be enough. Also, see how many fun crafts, art pieces and fun ideas you can create with crayons? I know, so much fun. I can’t wait to dive into all the fun next week!



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I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!

About Jeanine

I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!


  1. We have so many crayons – I’m not sure if we’ll ever use all of them! The broken ones could definitely be repurposed (and should be because otherwise they won’t be used.)

  2. This is awesome. We have tons of old crayons laying around. Oddly enough, I have been working on a very similar post ;)

  3. Thank you for your list of Crayons DIY and repurposing them! I found a stack recently when I was doing my Spring cleaning and was thinking of just donating them, but realize I may be able to do some crafts with them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are some really cool ways to reuse and repurpose crayons. I’d love to make some of these with the kids, especially the 4th of July Sun Catchers. I think they would be a hit around here.

  5. I can not wait to try a few of these. The sun catchers will be the first thing i try to make. I have so many old crayons i can use.

  6. There are so many cool things that can be done with crayons. I saw some melted down and put into robot molds before, they came out fab! :)

  7. I love these ideas! Especially the 4th of July sun catchers. I am the idea girl/sharer in my house, but sadly am not crafty. The hubby however will love doing this, thank you!

  8. Although I’m not a mom yet, I have definitely embraced the crayon lesson working with children at the YMCA. I love all the crafting ideas with crayons you listed and I’m sure the kids in the summer will looking doing a lot of these. And it saves those poor dying crayons that have seen better days from just being tossed out.

  9. These are some great ideas!!! We have so many random crayons laying around that I really should do one of these projects to get rid of the randoms lol.

  10. Both of my kids did the leaf imprints project in school and they turned out really beautiful. I framed them and hang them in their bedroom walls. There are so many crafty things you can make with crayons.

  11. These are wonderful ideas! I am sure I can have fun with these too. They are not only for kids :) I like how colorful everything is. Thanks for doing the compilation of ideas.

  12. These are fantastic ideas! Having 5 kiddos we see our fair share of crayons. =) Will have to try some of these.

  13. Hi Jeanine, Of course, we had soooo many crayons to keep organized! So these would have been some fabulous creative ideas to work on with my son!! And, it looks like there’s some for me to do on my own now – since he’s all grown up! :) Thank you

  14. I love all of these ideas for using the tons of crayons we have around our home. We literally have buckets of crayons in my office and I have been looking for some great ways to use them, Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

  15. I have ziplock bags full of crayons that we don’t use any more. Kiddo has those twist crayons now. No breaks! So, I’ll have to get creative and try some of these things. I refuse to throw them away!

  16. When I was a kid (ok I was a teenager), we use to melt all of the crayons together to make one big crayon that wrote/colored/drew in different colors. It was sort of neat. I really like these ideas that you have here. I will have to try some of them with the left over crayons that we have lying around here. Thanks for the tips.

  17. When I say I have enough crayons, I mean I have SO many crayons! Boxes and boxes and every new school year and every child’s birthday, we get another box. I love these ideas. Pinning!

  18. Sounds like a fun and cute idea. I never thought of using old crayons to make new candles. I really love the idea of Dinner table decorations and Fall leaf Crayon craft as well. Would love to try this.

  19. I have been dying to create a melted crayon art piece for years. My blog logo is a girl holding an umbrella, and I would like to do something where the melted crayons look like a rain shower.

  20. This is a fantastic list! I love crayons and I am sure that kids would love every single project! Those stars are awesome! I also love any crayon art. It is so pretty!

  21. These are really neat DIY ideas! I love the Melted Crayon Fishy Valentines the most. I would have never thought to melt crayons into to fun shapes for my child when he was younger. Super cutesy!

  22. Great ideas! I love seeing when people repurpose something and it doesn’t become another piece of waste. Thanks for sharing. :)

  23. My boys are now teens but i agree, we don’t run out of crayons at home when they were younger because that’s among the stuff that could put them still. :D :D. These are awesome awesome ideas! I especially love the DIY crayon candy bowl.

  24. Great ideas! These would be great to do with kids, and they look so cute as well. I have a whole box of crayons laying around my house and it would be great to out them to use. Thanks for sharing! :)

  25. These are some great ideas! My girls will love the idea to reuse their old crayons this way. We are recently talking more about recycling, re-purposing stuff and reducing waste. This will be a great weekend project for us. Thanks for the inspiration!

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