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How to Make Christmas Tree Crayons

Learn how to make Christmas Tree Crayons for a fun DIY gift! Plus a free gift tag printable! Easy budget craft activity for kids. Use broken crayons too!

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hand holding a purple christmas tree crayon.

One of my favorite childhood memories was making shapes crayons from all the broken crayons we had collected. For some reason it sticks out in my mind as a favorite craft activity, so I had to give it a try with my kids.

I ordered some silicone Christmas tree molds from Amazon and we gave these cute trees a try!

These crayons would make great DIY gifts for the kiddos in your family or even a classroom gift. I'm including a free printable gift tag you can attach to gift bags to make them fun and festive!


We chose to group the crayons by color and make similar colored Christmas trees, but these would also be fun if you mixed all the colors together to melt too. By mixing the colors, it's easier to use up broken crayons instead of new, since you might not have very many of each color.

These are a fun project for any time of the year. Just buy some silicone molds with different shapes and make your own gift tags for the occasion. We love finding molds at thrift stores or garage sales for super cheap. We're doing gingerbread man and snowflake crayons next!

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What supplies do you need?

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How to make:

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Scroll down for measurements, instructions and printing!

crayons and giftbags on a red and white striped background.

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I hope you enjoy this activity as much as our family did!


How to Make Christmas Tree Crayons

close up of purple crayon on red and white background.
Yield: 6 crayons
Author: Sweet Hazel Honey
prep time: 45 Mperform time: total time: 45 M


  • 96 ct. box of Crayola crayons
  • 1 Christmas tree mold


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Sort crayons by color group, reds, oranges, blues, purples, pinks, and greens, etc.
  3. Remove the wrappers from your crayons and break them into 3-4 pieces each, adding the like colors to the same tree mold.
  4. Mix them just a little so you get the different shades coming through.
  5. Heat in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until all of the crayons have melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow the crayons to cool completely.


Gift bags: You'll need cello treat bags, twine for tying the bags and the Have a Colorful Christmas printable tags. Print and cut out enough tags, add 2 crayons to a cello treat bag, and cut a piece of twine to tie a bow on the bags. Add your gift tags and tie a bow to tie up your gifts.
Created using Craft Card Maker

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