How to Make Homemade Crayons in the Instant Pot

Square crayons of many different colors

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Homemade Instant Pot Crayons: Easy, quick, and fun project for the kids in your life.



  1. Remove wrappers from crayons (see note for methods to make this easy).
  2. Break crayons into about 1-inch pieces (size isn’t super important, they just need to fit in the container)
  3. Fill silicone molds with crayons.  For my molds, I do about 1/4 cup of crayons, but this will differ depending on the size of your molds and how big you want your crayons to be.
  4. Pour 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker pot and place trivet inside.  Place silicone mold on the trivet.  You can stack another mold on top if desired.
  5. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  6. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  7. Very gently remove molds and set aside to cool for 30-45 minutes, until solid.  Placing the molds in the fridge will hurry this process (just be careful not so spill crayon wax!)
  8. Once hardened, pop the crayons from the silicone mold and be dazzled by your creations!


Keywords: kid activity, homemade crayons, kid art