DIY Colored Pencils


DIY Colored Pencils


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


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



  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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I agree that the name of the project is wrong. Interesting idea, though for crayon stubs.

I think this is great! Crayons cost and teachers would love this! I'm going to make these for stocking stuffers!

Wonderful idea - I have lots of leftovers from kids and grandkids!

love it! have a thousand little pieces from my grandson

Very cool project! You could even go one step further and add essential oils to make them like "Smencils," which are so popular at my kids' school!

Interesting way to rejuvenate crayons, but they're still not colored pencils...


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