First, round up your crayons. If you're a mom, you might have crayons up the yin yang, but if you're like me, you might totally relish the opportunity to hit up the children's art supply aisle. I bought two sets called Neon Dreams and Pink Princess. I mean, with the names alone, how could I resist? The crayon colors looked like lip colors I'd like to wear, with names like Shocking Pink and Hot Magenta.
Unwrap the crayons you want to use. I chose crayons whose colors already looked like wearable lip colors on their own.
Be patient and enjoy the strange pleasure in watching your crayons melt. Am I weird or is this kind of fun?
When your crayons are good and melty, transfer to a small bowl and immediately stir in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. If you wait too long and the mixture begins to harden, don't be afraid to pop that baby into the microwave for 45 seconds.
Pour your mixture into a small container, like a clean contact case or sample jar from Sephora, or an empty Chapstick or lipstick tube. If using a lipstick tube, just remember to twist all the way down before filling.
Don't be afraid to melt some avant garde colors like periwinkle purple or fluorescent orange together. The beauty of crayons is that they come in amazing colors that you don't find in traditional lipsticks!
A deep burgundy can deepen a pink shade or a peach can tone down a too-bright pink.
If you're worried this isn't safe, know that Crayola crayons are non-toxic. Children can, and do, eat crayons and aside from a bad stomachache and some digestive issues, no serious harm is done. You're good, girl.
Now have fun because that's what this project is all about.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!