Hanukkah Activity: Crayon Candles

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Not sure what to do with all of those broken crayon ends? Turn them into fun candles to give out as holiday gifts.

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  • Old crayons
  • Plastic bag
  • Muffin tin
  • Tealight candle wicks (available at your local craft store)


  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
  • Remove wrappers from crayons. Soaking crayons in water makes this easier.
  • Fill plastic bag with crayon pieces and start smashing!
  • Coat muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill each cup about ¾ full with smashed crayon pieces.
  • Bake crayon mixture for 8-20 minutes until the wax is melted. Melting times vary depending on the brand of crayons.
  • Remove from oven and let wax cool. After a few minutes, push a wick into the center of your candle (it should still be liquid but firm).
    • Tip: If you don’t insert a wick, you’ll have giant “crazy crayons” that you can use to color or decorate cards.
  • Let candles set until hard. Freeze for 10 minutes, then turn upside down to remove.

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