Home >> Learn,Party >> Spicing up a colouring activity with Lego Minifigure Crayons

MF has reached a point where he now enjoys colouring (like proper colouring within the line, not random doodling around). So hubby went out to buy a box of crayons for him – cheap Daiso ones, since he had broken most of his expensive crayola before he could even use them.


I decided to try to make the mundane colouring activity a little more fun, by turning his cheap Daiso crayons into Lego minifigure crayons. I found this tutorial while researching for Lego party ideas (MF is huge on Lego these days, ever since we became annual pass holders of Legoland Malaysia, and requested for a Lego birthday this year.) I went to Bricks World at Northpoint and found the mold, selling at S$12.90. Yes, save money by buying cheapo crayons and then buy an expensive mold to make the kids happy.. That’s what mothers do.

So the project began. For the first attempt, I hammered the crayon to little pieces before pouring the pieces into the mold. Popped it into the oven and heated it a few minutes until it was all melted. Well.. It worked, except it was too much work.

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So I decided to skip the hammering and just break the crayons into pieces by hand.


Popped them into the oven, and voila, they melted just the same!


So I left them to cool a bit, because they tended to spill out when I tried to transfer them to the fridge while they were all liquidy. (See what happened to the grey one above.) After they slightly hardened, I transferred them to the fridge.

Once they were all hardened, I popped them out of the mold, and tada! My first batch of Lego Minifigures Crayons were done!


I showed them to MF and he loved them!


So while MF was away to school, I turned his whole box of crayons into Lego minifigures. Check out my army!


One thing I learnt was not to be lazy with washing the mold after each batch. Otherwise you will have sickly-looking Lego minifigures.


What’s left now is to google and print out some Lego colouring pages and we have an awesome Lego colouring activity waiting!

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Supposed to be a stay-home mom, but hates staying home. Definition of parenting is bringing the boys out for 'experiential learning' in Singapore, Japan and wherever else in the world her husband can afford to pay for.


  1. Roz says:

    WAAAAHHH!!! they look great! even the ‘sickly’ ones hahah..u can use all his broken crayola ones and make super colourful lego minifig crayons!

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