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DIY Colored Pencils

By: Becky Coleman

Paint the town red (or whatever color you'd like!) with this easy colored pencils tutorial.  DIY Colored Pencils are easy to make and are a great way to use up leftover newspaper!  These make a great gift for kids and adults alike!

DIY Colored Pencils

Materials:

  • Old can
  • Paint brush
  • White School Glue
  • Straws
  • Crayon pieces
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Cupcake paper

 

Instructions:

  1. Clean can & bend edge for easier pouring

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  2. Insert Crayon pieces & heat in pot of boiling water

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  3. Pour small amount of melted crayon into cupcake paper & insert straws

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  4. Fill straws with melted crayon mixture and let cool

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  5. Mix 1 part white school glue & 1 part water in small dish

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  6. Push crayons out of straws with small paint brush

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  7. Cut half a sheet of newspaper to width of crayon and paint with Elmer's glue mixture

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  8. Roll up crayon in newspaper

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  9. Lay out on rack to dry for 48 hours

    DIY Colored Pencils
     
  10. Sharpen with pencil sharpener & Have Fun Coloring!
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