What’s needed:

  • Glycerin Soap
  • Ice Cube Trays*
  • Assorted Chefmaster Liqua-Gel® food coloring

*Note: make it even more fun by using shaped ice-cube trays or water bottle ice-cube tray for thick easy to grab crayons. Silicon ice-cubes trays are preferred for this activity as it is easier to pop out the crayons from a flexible mold..



  1. Cut ½ of a Glycerin Soap in small pieces with a knife or shave with a Cheese Grater.
  2. Put the soap in a microwave save bowl or a measuring cup with a spout.
  3. Melt the Glycerin in the microwave 30 seconds at a time.
  4. Remove from microwave (caution: the bowl might be hot)
  5. Pick one color and add a few drops of Chefmaster Liqua-Gel® food coloring until you reach the shade desired.
  6. Carefully pour the colored Glycerin into your ice-cube trays.
  7. Repeat steps 1 to 6 with as many colors as you want until you run out of space in your trays.
  8. Freeze for an hour or so until the mixture become completely solid.
  9. Once cooled, remove from the freezer and pop the crayons out of the trays.
  10. Grab a piece of paper and let the children get creative with their brand-new homemade crayons!


Adult supervision required.