DIY Crayon Candles

Do you ever get tired of doing the same types of crafts and activities with your little ones? Or maybe you aren’t tired of it, but your kids are? If you’re looking for a fun craft to switch things up a little bit, we think the whole family will love this one—crayon candles! Crayon candles make great teacher gifts, grandparents gifts, or just home decor! 

This craft definitely requires adult supervision, so plan to do it when you have some free time at home. So grab your child’s favorite colored crayons, and let’s get started!

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Crayon Candles

Recipe from


  • Old crayons
  • Glass votives (like small juice glasses)
  • Wax
  • Wicks
  • Dixie cups (or any paper cup)
  • Popsicle sticks (for stirring)

Additional Tools

  • Microwave
  • X-acto knife


  1. The first step is to peel the paper off your crayons. You can either use an x-acto knife or soak the crayons in water for easy peeling.
  2. Next, fill a dixie cup with wax and microwave for 1 minute. Give it a stir and microwave again in 30-second intervals until wax is completely melted. Pour a thin layer of wax into the bottom of each votive and place the candlewick in the center. Let it harden.
  3. Using one crayon per color, fill a dixie cup with wax and top with a broken up crayon. Microwave for 2 minutes and then in 30 second intervals until completely liquefied. Let cool for 30 seconds or so and pour colored wax into the votive. Let the first layer dry for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Repeat this process and continue to pour layers of colored wax into each votive, making sure to let them dry between each layer.

We would love to see your candle creations! Tag us on Facebook or show us next time you see us!