DIY Heart Lollipop Pencils: Learn How to Make with Melted Crayons & Colored Pencils

There are so many fun ideas for melted crayons, but we think there’s room for at least one more. Especially if it’s as fun, cute and functional as this melted crayon and colored pencil drawing “lollipop.” Perfect as a craft to do with kids or to give as a gift for the budding artist in the family. 

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This heart lollipop pencil is a great way to use up leftover pieces of crayon or a great excuse to buy a big new set of crayons (maybe one that includes metallics, glitter and neon!) and start cutting up fresh crayons for a palette that is a truly custom creation. 

Warning: Do not eat! 

More than a few adults have seen these and thought they were edible, so if you suspect someone (yes, even a grown-up) might go in for a bite or a lick, make sure to tell them before snack time that this lolly is made for drawing, coloring and writing—not for eating. 

Grab those crayons and let’s get crafting! 

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Instructions

Step 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. 

Step 2. Find the lowest point on the tip of the silicone heart baking cup and mark the point with a felt pen. 

Note: The lower you can punch the hole, the better. A lower hole means you won’t have to add a lot of crayons to cover the pencil. The more crayons you have to add the heavier the heart will be and that will make it somewhat difficult to use the pencil because it will feel top heavy.

Silicone baking cup marked with dot


Step 3. Using a 1/4″ hole punch, punch a hole at the mark you just made.

Silicone heart baking mold with hole punched at bottom tip


Step 4. Insert a colored pencil into hole so that the blunt end of the pencil is about 3/4 of the way into the cup or about 1-1/2" into the mold.

Colored pencil sticking into heart silicon baking cup


Step 5. Cut or break crayons into pea size pieces or smaller. You’ll need about 5 full crayons’ worth of crayon pieces.  

pieces of crayon ready to go into silicone baking cup


Step 6. Fill cup with crayons about 1/3 full so that the crayon pieces cover the pencil. As you’re doing this make sure your pencil stays flat and isn’t tilted at an angle.

crayon pieces added to baking cup covering pencil


Step 7. Gently place cup onto cookie sheet and place into oven. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted. 

Unmelted crayon lollipop pencil on baking sheet


Step 8. Remove from oven to let cool. Then let the crayons cool and harden, at least an hour. 

Note: If your pencil has shifted and is poking out of the melted crayons, you can straighten it after it comes out of the oven but be very gentle and do it within the first few minutes out of the oven. 

melted crayon lollipop pencil on baking sheet


Step 9. Remove crayon “lollipop” from the mold. You’ll need to turn the silicon mold inside out and then pull the pencil out through the interior side of the hole.

getting melted crayons out of silicon baking cup, bent cup
getting melted crayons out of silicon mold

Step 10. For a fun gift, wrap like a lollipop by placing the crayon heart into a small cellophane treat bag and tying with a bow.

treat bag, embroidery floss and lollipop pencil
wrapped like candy lollipop pencil

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