Hi guys, so as you might know by now, one
of my favorite craft supplies is colored hot glue gun sticks. I’ve used in them in a ton of projects,
and every time I do, I get comments asking if you can use crayons instead. And I never know how to reply, because to
be honest, I don’t know. So today, I’m going to give it a try and
let you guys know once and and for all – can you use crayons in a hot glue gun? So I grabbed some cardstock, obviously a hot
glue gun, and my crayons. My first instinct was to use a Crayola brand
crayon instead of the other off-brand ones that I had. Obviously you’ll want to remove the paper
from the crayon. But it turns out Crayola crayons are a little
too big to fit into the hot glue gun. So I grabbed my craft knife to shave down
the sides. Once I had it at a size that could fit into
the glue gun, I had to empty out the glue stick that was already in there, and let me
tell you, squeezing an entire glue stick through a glue gun is so satisfying. So when I tried to get the crayon loaded into
the glue gun, unfortunately it broke. But I just fed the broken end back in and
even though my crayons did keep breaking, it didn’t end up being a problem. So once the wax from the crayon got to the
tip of the glue gun, it just kind of dripped out. Turns out melted crayons are liquid, they’re
not nearly as solid as hot glue. You just get drips that kind of spread out. It is easy to make a splatter pattern, so
if that’s what you’re going for, this is a great method. Next I decided to try one of the off-brand
crayons to see if it did any differently, and luckily those are small enough to fit
into the glue gun without needing to be cut down. So I ran another glue stick through the glue
gun just to make sure it still worked, and then the off-brand crayon did exactly the
same thing as the Crayola crayon. Again, you can make a splatter pattern, but
that’s about it. It’s just so liquidy that you can’t really
do much with it on paper. So every so often, I kept running a glue stick
through, just to make sure the glue gun wasn’t getting clogged with the wax. I was willing to sacrifice my glue gun to
this experiment since they only cost like $10, but luckily it’s still working fine,
no permanent damage was caused. So, trying out one more thing, I had an idea
– what if I filled up a mold with the melted crayons? Would I be able to get fun shaped crayons? Filling up these molds is actually really
fun, because you can mix the colors as you go, and it’s just really satisfying to fill
up the entire shape. Once I had made a couple, I let them cool
off completely, and once they solidified a bit, I actually put it in the freezer to speed
this up. Then I could just peel out each of my pineapple
crayons, and I think they’re so cute. I don’t love the green one, so I’m going
to use it as my example to show you that yes, they still work as crayons, and you can draw
from the different points on the shape to get different colors. So I’d say that experiment was a success. It’s not a totally new idea, I’ve seen
people do projects like this by breaking up crayons into small pieces and putting it in
the oven, but if you don’t want to bother with an oven, putting the crayons through
your glue gun is an easy alternate and it works really well. So, ok what’s the verdict? Obviously crayons are made of wax, not glue,
so you can’t actually use them as glue sticks. And the wax doesn’t stick well to paper,
so even though you can cover large areas with color, it doesn’t really stick on there. You can make a splatter pattern, and you can
make new crayons using silicone molds. But for the projects that I’ve done where
you need the colored glue to really have shape and dimension and durability, unfortunately
crayons will not work as a substitute. So I hope you guys liked my little experiment
there. I honestly had no idea what was going to happen,
so that was really fun for me as well. So I’d love to know are there are any other
craft hacks or substitutions that you’ve heard could work, but you’re a little skeptical? Give me some suggestions down in the comments
and I might pick your idea to test out on camera and either prove or debunk once and
for all. Please remember to like this video and subscribe
for a new DIY video every single week. I’ll see you guys next time.

100 thoughts on “CAN YOU PUT CRAYONS IN A HOT GLUE GUN? | @karenkavett”

  1. Karen Kavett DIY says:

    Today I'm testing what happens when you put crayons in a hot glue gun! Are there any other craft hacks you want me to test for you guys?

  2. SammyJo CatLady says:

    I think you could paint flowers with a balloon using melted crayons…

  3. Lari Townsend says:

    wondering about trying it on fabric, hmmm

  4. Alexandar Hull-Richter says:

    Where you using a low temp glue gun, or a hotter one?

  5. bepagirl bepagirl says:

    This would be great for back to school

  6. Antiunna Butchee says:

    turn it to low

  7. MENTAL ADVICE says:

    Try mixing the glue and crayons together to make a mix glue crayon mix then use ????

  8. Ana Petruska says:

    how about a low-temp glue gun?

  9. Cozied Up Meena Artisan says:

    is the heat of the glue gun a low temp?

  10. Cozied Up Meena Artisan says:

    there is a crayon melter … i think your crayon art would be a nice encaustic painting (painting with with coloured wax)

  11. Aya Bareket says:


  12. Niru Gudipalli says:

    How much the cost of a hot glue gun

  13. Jaida Rose says:

    I did it at my school and it LIKE EXPLODED OF COLOUR we got in so much trouble 😂

  14. Kelsey Vids says:

    Of course u can

  15. Zully Martinez says:

    What if you froze the crayons and then used it 🤔

  16. loone for toones says:

    Well your just melting wax so in science. But maybe hot glue and wax…..

  17. Kristinapedia says:

    BUT… Will it blend?

  18. MrHorror1971 says:

    Maybe, get a dye, heat up your glue sticks pour dye in, then make your own size gle sticks by remoulding,alot of effort but may work.?

  19. ME Scott says:

    Hey, Karen! Thanks so much for going through all this time, effort, and materials for us out here in YouTube Land! Now I don't have to wonder about crayons anymore! I also liked your "conclusion wrap-up" at the end, too. Nice job!

  20. Holo Diamond says:

    They are good for stamps!

  21. Robert Jeffries says:

    Does it mess up your glue gun

  22. Mxnx Ncko says:

    Today we will be torturing Crayons

  23. GachaBlox says:

    There is a crayola machine that melts crayons and you buy it in a mold to make swirly crayons: I HAVE ONE

  24. Wendy Castro says:

    Wow 😲 cool 😎

  25. Enjoy with AN style corner says:

    You waste all of your cryons

  26. Enjoy with AN style corner says:

    Craft idea you put your glasses in it 😅😋

  27. Kara Shea says:

    I’ve made candles w melted crayons – but your glue gun and your little molds with a wick set in looks like a pretty easy way to go! I may just have to try it

  28. leilii boloorii says:


  29. Just a squid says:


  30. TI Task Force says:

    Really Satisfying

  31. Ciara Ennis says:

    Can you put candy in a hot glue gun? 🤔

  32. Steven Kelly says:

    My hot glue gun doesn't agree, the crayon is stuck in my hot glue gun and It won melt

  33. Sydney’s Sketches says:

    You could do blood splatters for Halloween with a red crayon then once they cool of stick it to something with tape or whatever


    Ok.. that means its safe to put crayons in glue gun right??😀😀😀

  35. Emma Eckert says:


  36. R X says:

    What did you expect wax to do.. it's a liquid before its cooled..

  37. Kevin Mayor says:

    Your glue gun will explode if you do this. The liquid crayon will get inside causing the gun to blow up

  38. Gulzar Ali says:

    Can it work

  39. sandy the CHEERLEADER says:

    Zorgo diffuse 1:31

  40. Anna Kaminski says:

    Very interesting.

  41. Tashem Thompson says:

    That was a cool video were you having fun

  42. Tashem Thompson says:

    Like when you are making a special card for a person in your family you can use a cranyon sprinkle it on the tip of the tringle then u can have to wait till it drys then you have a specific card.

  43. Michelle W says:

    Wrap the crayon in a piece of wax paper then a paper towel. Used an iron on high and with the wraps intact and a sheet of foil on the ironing board use the iron gently as you roll the crayon. Once the crayon starts to melt, tip it so it can drip out of the roll. I liked using the drippings on a piece of foil with a "stained glass" design. Once the crayons drip out enough to make them fit the glue gun you can stop and do so or, knowing now you have yet another craft to create!

  44. Whitney Melick says:

    Is it safe to breathe
    I really need to know

  45. Dianna Mangrum says:

    You're crazy!…In a good way!😂🤣🤗Tfs! 💕

  46. Mashara Edwards says:

    Plastic in hot glue guns

  47. Jhio yes says:

    i can put a crayon in mines luckily i don't need to cut the crayon

  48. Rainbow rocks Sahasra says:

    If your glue gun stick does not fit in your glue gun take a straw fill the straw with hot glue then it will come like a multi color glue along with white glue

  49. agnes dunne says:

    With a low temp glue gun it’s less liquid

  50. Shariba's and Sharika's Adventure Family ••• says:

    Pastel colour stuck in my new glue gun!!! what I do? Need your help plz my my pastel colour is so big and heavy Titi colour and I forgot to open the plastic and sharp it I am only see the photo not video in 5 minite craft

  51. Shariba's and Sharika's Adventure Family ••• says:


  52. August B says:

    I can get a hot glue gun at the dollar store for $4.

  53. •Alexa• says:

    Maybe ma

  54. Box Bo says:

    Now I’m curios. What if one drilled a small hole in the center of a hot glue gun and put some crayon bits inside? Also you can use clear glue and “color” with the crayon which melts it and creates cool patterns.


  55. Kahlan Yearick says:

    Where do you get colored glue

  56. anjali srivastav says:

    I am 8 years old

  57. Alyssa Ranae says:

    put slime in a glue gun

  58. Eudes Mendes says:

    apload a video in which we can make glue gun sticks vese bi kuch zyada hi bol rahi ho

  59. Eudes Mendes says:

    just joking dont take it seriously thanks it worked for me

  60. Aleeza Shabbir says:

    Do pencil crayons work in a hot glue gun

  61. Goolam Chohan says:


  62. Noha Sedik says:

    you can make pencil seals to cover the led

  63. Saara Patel says:

    Karen Corvette

  64. Mel B says:

    Don’t put crayons it a cool hot glue gun. It gets hot but not hot enough to melt the crayons my niece put it in there the glue gun had to be thrown away and I got a new one. My glue gun was mini and just a little over $2

  65. BobaGreen says:

    It becomes a hot mess. I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing this

  66. Pooja Deepak says:

    how to make glue of hot glue gun plz tell me

  67. hackingatubuntu says:

    The last thing you want in your burger king is foot lettuce

  68. Hi, Please Subscribe :/ says:

    your videos sucks!!!!!

  69. Sali Pops says:

    Put the pieces of pencils in the silicone molds then in the oven. It is easier!

  70. Shelia Jones says:

    Can you mix the glue stick with the crayon melt the glue stick down and add chips of crayons in it

  71. Jonathan Atkinson says:

    I'm guessing the answer is no

  72. Ashleigh MacDonald says:

    it does werk i did it

  73. Maquina De Soldar soldadura arco sumergido says:

    you are naughty

  74. 郑是奇 says:

    Opps! I actually put a crayon onto my glue gun

  75. Pringolian Townsend says:

    How do you make coloured hot glue sticks?

  76. ItzClovey Nuh says:

    Fast hot,soon cold!!! That's me!!!!😂🍷🍸🍹🍺🍻😄

  77. Daniel Holmes says:

    I think what you ended up with was a big mess .

  78. Shell Chan says:

    Love it,it was such agood one to ,thanks for r sharing


    Y r u wasting crayons instead of to draw

  80. Nancy Raburn says:

    I never knew that there was colored glue sticks where can I buy some?

  81. Tammy LeBarre says:


  82. mohd yaseen says:


  83. Miriam Hernandez says:

    Thank you for your great work on this video 👍🏻

  84. Laldingi Pachuau says:

    They can hot or what

  85. Lea Smadello says:

    good to verify this as I have seen others promoting this as such 'a great thing and works great!' Glad that you have nipped this in the but.

  86. Anon ymus says:

    Run some string or Yarn trough glue gun with the glue for 3d printing effect.

  87. Jiya Sumki says:

    squeezing an entire glue stick is so satisfying…NO! 😖
    it hurts me instead… It's wastage😅

    😒😏 Btw Turns out melted crayons are liquids… 👏👏👏

  88. Sandi Atleo says:

    Good to know thanks.

  89. netradeep Thakur says:

    O but I don't have glue gun

  90. Golden Lotus says:

    You can make a new candle!! Use a white candle with types of wax over it… (crayons) and make it a rainbow candle

  91. pawpatrol fan says:

    I got a hit melt for 3 dollars and it works awesome

  92. Gacha_M says:


  93. Moonlight Flash says:

    Why does she sound like a robot?

  94. Insect Lover says:

    Thanks a lot it splatter on my side of the door is stained now I’m grounded….

  95. Pure Metro says:

    Well if you sanded the crayon round and it would have fit better in the gun instead of shaving it.

  96. Thunder Rolls Media says:


  97. Glitter wolf says:

    How can I get out the crayon if I can’t find my glue sticks to push it out.

  98. Wendi Jackson says:

    Hmm. I'm checking out ways to create batik fabric designs.. this might work. But I'll have to buy another glue gun because I'm sure the crayons will gunk up.

  99. niki chatur va says:

    I already know it

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