Crayon and Chalk Recipes

Multi-colored crayons
Broken pieces of crayon
aluminum pan

Peel broken crayons and melt in a small aluminum pan at 350 degrees for 15 -20 minutes.
Cool and break into new multi-colored pieces.

Soap Crayons #1
1 3/4 cup Ivory Snow
50 drops food coloring
1/4 cup water

Mix water and soap flakes together. Add food coloring and thoroughly mix. Put mixture into an ice cube tray and set aside to harden. Break or cut into pieces.

Soap Crayons #2
liquid food coloring for each color crayon
2 tablespoons hot water
1 cup soap flakes

For each color you would like, put two tablespoons of hot water and one cup of soap flakes into a bowl. Add as many drops of food coloring to the mix as you think necessary. Stir the soap mixture until it thickens. Press spoonfuls of the first color of soap into sections of the ice tray. Mix enough soap in other colors to fill the entire tray, repeating the first two steps. Let the soap crayons dry for one or two days. Gently bang the ice tray to loosen the crayons.

Colourful Scrap Crayons
a variety of crayons broken up into small pieces
cupcake baking cups

Place cupcake cups in a cupcake pan. Place broken up crayons in each cupcake cup. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the crayon pieces have melted. Remove pan from oven and peel paper off circles when the wax has cooled. You can also melt the crayon pieces in chocolate molds to make cute little shaped crayons.

Sidewalk Chalk
2 cups water
2 cups plaster of Paris
2 tablespoons wet or dry tempera paint
toilet paper tubes
duct tape

Use duct tape to cover one end of each toilet paper tube. Mix all ingredients and set aside for 5 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or foil. Place tubes upright on paper with open end facing up. You might want to tabe the tubes upright onto the wax paper or foil to make it more steady. Pour mixture into holders. Leave standing until chalk mixture is almost firm. Rip off the toilet paper tubes and let the sidewalk chalk dry for about 2 more hours.

Eggshell Sidewalk Chalk
4-5 eggshells
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon very hot tap water
food coloring (optional)

Wash and dry eggshells, put in a bowl and grind into powder. Throw out any large pieces. Pour flour and hot waterand 1 tablespooin of eggshell powder in another bowl. Mix until mixture looks like paste. Add food colouring now if you’d like. Shape and press the paste into the shape of chalk sticks. Roll up tightly in a strip of paper towel and allow to dry for about three days.
*This chalk is only good for sidewalks.