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Rainbow Crayons



These rainbow crayons make easy crafts for kids to help with. Just melt down some of your old, stubby crayons, and the result will be beautiful rainbow crayons!

Find this and other Rainbow Crafts at "14 Simple DIY Rainbow Crafts for Springtime"!

Rainbow Crayons


  • A bowl of water
  • Plastic cups that you can throw away
  • A microwave
  • Old crayons


  1. Put the crayons (according to color) into the cups. I cut the tops of the cups off to make it easier to pour out the melted wax. Place one of the cups into the bowl and microwave it for a few minutes. Take it out and swish it around. You may need a couple more minutes depending on your microwave and how many crayons you put in the cup.

    Rainbow Crayons
  2. Then pour the melted wax into a muffin pan. I have always used my silicone one for this project but made one in a metal one today to see if it would work too. Just to be safe, I lightly greased it. It worked great.

    Rainbow Crayons
  3. And there you have it! When each layer cools, it contracts and pulls away from the sides a little so the crayon layers can bleed a little. But it is thin and after a couple of uses it wears off.

    Rainbow Crayons
  4. This project it great for 2-5 year olds. You can talk about sorting, learn colors, and then color when your done! And the crayon is big and easy for little kids to handle. It would make a fun homemade gift too.
    Rainbow crayons

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Jan 13, 2012

These crayons are great for making rubbings- such as leaf rubbings. Anything with a texture can be used to make a rubbing. To make the task easier, use a clipboard to hold down both the item you are are making the rubbing from and the paper.


Sep 19, 2011

We use chocolate molds or sucker molds in the shapes the kids like. Stars work great for multi-colored crayons.


4 Ratings

Apr 18, 2011

@Member 20731 - Yes, these crayons are probably best-suited for coloring larger images. -The Editors of FaveCrafts


Apr 18, 2011

We made these for our 4&5 year old class at work and they liked them for about one day. After that they wanted the smaller crayons back. Said these were to hard to color with. Drawing lines is fine but not coloring a picture or trying to draw something small.


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