DIY Melted Crayon Bones: A Non-Candy Halloween Treat

Looking for a Halloween treat that’s not candy? Upcycle old crayons into new Halloween-shaped crayons for an easy and inexpensive gift.

Broken crayons, crayon nubs, neglected hues like Burnt Sienna - every color in the box gets a new lease on life with these DIY crayons. Depending on the mold you use you can make any style of multicolored crayon you want.  Including bones for Halloween.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

This holiday season skip the candy and hand out some crafts to the trick-or-treaters. Kids will enjoy helping make, using and receiving these fun crayons. Not just for Halloween these colorful treats are great as party favors and gifts any time of the year.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins


Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

  • crayons
  • oven
  • Halloween baking mold

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Remove all the paper from the crayons.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Break crayons into small pieces and fill baking tray. The more colors in each mold the more interesting the bones will be.

Melt in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 275 degrees. Adjust time and temperature according to your oven. You do not want these to smoke.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Remove from the trays from the oven and set to cool.  Tip: the less you move the tray while the crayons are liquid the better. Movement tends to over mix colors muddling things.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Once the bones have cooled slightly and started to firm, place the tray in the freezer for a few minutes and the bones should pop right out hard as a crayon. Please note that your cooking tray is now dedicated to crayons and should no longer be used for food.

There is nothing spooky about these rainbow bone crayons. Even kids that have not shown interest in their box of crayons for ages will suddenly have the urge to get creative and try out one of these sppoktacularly colorful bones.

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