A Fun Craft for Boys: Melted Crayon Snakes

Welly made a melted crayon snake for Bubs for Christmas. I've seen many, many, many tutorials online for making chunky crayon pieces from broken crayons. I was planning to use some cookie cutters on a cookie sheet, but Welly was determined to make Bubs a snake.

Here's what we did...

Step 1: Have an adult make a slit in the crayon wrapper. You don't have to do this, but it makes peeling your crayons much faster.

Step 2: Peel the crayons.

Step 3: Form your desired shape out of aluminum foil. We folded the foil a few times before shaping it to make it sturdier.

Step 4: Fill with broken crayon pieces.

Step 5: Place the foil on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 250 for about 15 minutes. Check it around 10 minutes.

Step 6: When all the pieces look melted, remove from oven and let cool for an hour.

Step 7: Remove from foil carefully.

PS. When we do this again, I think we'll try to add a tongue made from felt. And maybe we'll make it all out of browns and greens...

Anyway, have fun!


  1. Very fun. I keep meaning to do this activity with all our broken crayons.

  2. What a fun idea, Emily! I'll have to try that with Isaac sometime.

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