Cupcake Crayons

My best friend and I made cupcake crayons today! It was so much fun, but does take a little time! They turned out so cute, it makes you want to make all your crayons shaped, or at least it did me!

Crayons – Lots of them, depending on how many you want to make
Empty soda cans, we used 11, only 9 would fit in the pan at a time
Pan – one that you don’t mind getting ruined, we learned this through the process!
Candy molds
Stir sticks- we used wooden kabob sticks
Parchment paper

Peel off wrapper from the crayons and place in soda cans where the top has been cut off.

Place the cans in a pan with water in the bottom of the pan. The cans will float so weighing them down with spoons or putting enough in the pan at a time to hold them in works well!

melt the crayons down and stir before pouring

Here is how it looks!

Lay candy molds out on parchment paper, just to be safe. You will need it later anyways!

Squeeze one end of the can to make a spout and pour wax into candy molds. Place molds in freezer to harder. It will make the process go a lot quicker!

Pop the tops and bottoms out of the molds onto the parchment paper. Break off any excess wax that you don't want and place back in the can for melting!

Pour some wax on the top portion of the bottom piece and place top piece on. Squeeze together tightly and turn the cupcake upside down so that the wax hits the top portion of the cupcake.

Tops and bottoms put together! So cute!



Christie Honeycutt
June 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Link

Oh my goodness those are so so cute!!!!

Julia Walker
June 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Link

I read the title and thought you made cupcakes in the shape of crayons. But, you made crayons in the shape of cupcakes instead! Love that last picture, too, btw.

Gerry Puglisi
June 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Link

Very cute! I’ve never seen those before.

October 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Link

I love these! I want to take them as birthday treats for my daughter’s daycare class. Food isn’t allowed, so these would be perfect! I’ve spent a few hours trying to find molds…where did you find them? What brand are they?

October 23, 2011 at 9:42 am | Link

Nikki here is the website where you can buy the molds!

March 7, 2013 at 1:03 am | Link

Hi! These are adorable, looking to make them as favors for my daughter’s first birthday party. I looked at the link you provided for the mold, which size did you use? Thanks!

March 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Link

Denise, thanks for commenting on the blog! We used the medium forms! Good luck with these, they are so much fun!!

Bell Lockwood
May 22, 2013 at 10:23 am | Link

Wow! THE BEST EVER! I love doing crayon activities, and this was the bomb! By far the best crayon craft so far it will be hard to beat.

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