March 22, 2014

How to Peel Crayons

Peeling Crayons Quickly

Have you ever worn out your fingers peeling off tiny pieces of crayon wrapper bit by bit?  Have you ever started a project just to quit ten minute in, because peeling the crayons was just too tedious and hard? I am about to blow your mind.  Seriously.  This one tiny little tip makes peeling crayons quickly an easy task that even young children can do. 

Peel crayons in seconds with this quick tip!  This simple trick makes peeling crayons a cinch.

How to Peel Crayons Quickly

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The easiest and quickest way to peel crayon wrappers.

Are you ready for it?  The secret to peeling crayons is to soak them in water first.  That's it.  Once the wrappers are nice and wet they peel off easily.  My boys help me peel our crayons after they've soaked, and this is a great activity for boosting fine motor skills.  The wet wrappers are soft, and they peel right off without any scraping or cutting or frustration.  As you can see in the pictures, some of the crayons didn't come completely clean, but for the most part this tip makes crayon peeling a cinch. 

How to peel crayons quickly - so easy, kids can help!

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The secret to peeling crayons quickly and easily without any frustration.


  1. Ha! Bummer I didn't see this sooner!

  2. OMG! Why has it taken this long for anyone to figure that out? I am kicking myself in the rear for not knowing this.

  3. My three year-old is quite skilled at taking them off, if you want to borrow her! Anytime you hand her a crayon there is bound to be a pile of crayon paper left behind. Great tip for those who don't have a three year-old like mine! Kim from Life Over C's

  4. Add a little baby oil and they peel themselves.

  5. My kids have always done this without me even looking! Great tip if you want to do one of those fun melting crayon ideas I've seen on pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Just saw this tonight! I needed it this morning! We melted crayons in the sun! We will color with the on Friday. Kids were amazed!


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