Looking for a fun patriotic craft idea for your kids or toddler? Here’s how to make homemade patriotic crayons!
If you are looking for a patriotic craft to do with your kid or toddler, look no further than these red white and blue star crayons.
We love making molded crayons for every holiday. They are easy to make and my 2 year old gets really into it!
You can make rainbow crayons using these star molds, but I like using just red white and blue to make these a patriotic craft perfect for Memorial day, the 4th of July, Labor day, or even President’s day!
Making crayons is a great way to use up broken crayons, though my secret hack is actually to buy unwrapped crayons to totally skip that step!
Why use a silicone mold?
Silicone molds are inexpensive, easy to store and clean, and the biggest bonus is that you don’t need to use cooking spray – they just pop right out.
Simply push the mold inside out and the crayon will come out!
Lessons and learning to pair with this activity
Obviously the point of this craft is to have fun, but you can also add some educational elements.
What color is each crayon?
Count the crayons! How many pieces fit in each mold?
Sort by color, or if using broken crayons, sort by size!
How to make patriotic crayons
It’s easy to make patriotic star crayons at home! Here’s how.
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees
- Unwrap your crayons
- Break into pieces small enough to fit in the molds
- Fill molds until they are overflowing
- Place molds on a cookie sheet
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until fully melted
- Remove from oven and let cool completely – you can freeze them to speed this up
- Pop out of the molds and enjoy
Note: the crayons looked like they made orange when they were melted. But they dried red. Don’t be alarmed!
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