March 21, 2016

Make It: Bunny-Shaped Crayons for Easter

Holiday-themed crayons are such a great way to make old crayons new again. This easy up-cycle craft can be adapted for any holiday. Last spring, I used a Bunny cookie pan to make these adorable Bunny-Shaped Crayons for Easter.


How to Make Up-Cycled Bunny Crayons


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To make your own bunny-shaped crayons, you will need a shaped cookie pan and assorted crayon pieces. I used a Wilton 6-cavity Bunny cookie pan. You might also want to recruit some help! Except for the melting/baking, this is a great activity to get the kids involved.


First, remove the paper wrappers from your crayons. (I found that it took the equivalent of 5 crayons to fill each bunny shape in the pan I used.) I chose to sort my crayon pieces by color and make solid-color bunnies. Color-sorting is a good learning activity, so get the kids to help on this step too:)


Pile broken crayon pieces into each cavity. Place the pan in a 250 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until the crayon pieces are completely melted. Carefully remove from the oven and let cool. The crayons usually release from the pan pretty easily once. If not, I usually resort to the same trick I use to get melted candle wax out of votive holders, the freezer. (Actually in Minnesota, I just stick them out on the porch!)

Remove the crayons from the pan. Aren’t they cute? (Ooooh and aaah a little if you’d like.) Wouldn’t these bunny-shaped crayons make great non-candy basket fillers or fun favors for the kids’ holiday table?


Ideas for the Holiday Kids' Table

For even more fun, try covering the kids’ table with butcher paper or use white drawing paper as placemats. Fun, right? You could even add your own bunny trails with a black Sharpie and let the kids go to town coloring in the scene before and after dinner.


Thanks for stopping by today!

I originally shared these DIY Bunny-Shaped Crayons with Shabby Creek Cottage readers on March 10, 2015.


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