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Who would have thought crayons can be used for more than just adding color to paper. Here is a creative way to take crayons left stored in a box or lying around, add a few ingredients, and make this beautiful palette of color to wear as lipstick.

Supplies Needed:

  • Non-Toxic Crayons (Crayola Brand Recommended)
  • Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil, Vaseline, or Vitamin E Stick
  • Storage Container with Lid
  • Heat Proof Bowl
  • Pan of Water to Create Double Boiler
  • Heat Proof Stirring Utensil
  • Xacto Knife
  • Paper Towels for Clean Up
  • Food Grade Extracts or Oils for other Flavors

Step One:
Fill pot of water 1 inch in height and place heatproof bowl inside. Turn on burner to Medium High until water is heated.

Step Two:
Use your Xacto Knife to slice and remove paper from crayons. Snap the crayons in half placing a single half into the bowl to melt.

Step Three:
Use a heatproof utensil to slowly move around the crayon until it starts to melt. Next, add a tsp of coconut oil into the bowl.

Step Four:
Add in vaseline or chosen additive into the bowl as the crayon continues to melt.

Step Five:
Once melted, grab the bowl with heatproof mitt and pour into the container. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes until cool.

Mix colors to create new variations for your palette. Apply lipstick with a lip brush or by warming up with your fingers.

If you encounter any issues with your lipsticks being too hard to apply, be sure to scrape off the surface wax to soften the remaining lipstick. It this does not correct the problem, more vaseline may be needed when you recreate the lipstick.

Crystal Ayres, MBA
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Crystal Ayres, MBA

Owner & Founder at iCraftopia
The founder of iCraftopia, I specialize in helping the everyday hobbyist and craft entrepreneur find their place in the online marketplace. My primary focus is in mentoring crafters on techniques and strategies that increase their online presence and revenue. In my spare time, I teach craft classes bringing the joy of creativity to others.
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