Crayon Chubbies

What to do:

This is a teacher preparation activity. Also, younger children can choke on broken crayon chubbies.

  1. Peel the paper from crayon bits and put a variety of colors in each cup of a metal muffin tin.
  2. Place muffin tin inside an electric skillet of water for a double boiler effect.
  3. Slowly melt the crayons over low heat, melting them to a soft “chocolate chip” stage. You don’t want colors to blend, just to stick together.
  4. Put muffin tin in refrigerator to harden.
  5. Pop the hardened crayon “muffin” out of the tray and cut in half to make a nice-sized tool for preschoolers.
  6. Provide paper to draw on with the crayon chubbies.


  • Pour soft crayon wax into large, wide or tall plastic pill bottles. Make sure bottles have been thoroughly cleansed of previous medicine.
  • When hardened, dip or roll them in very hot water to remove the newly created crayon.