The minuscule amount of craftiness I have in me is reserved for November and December each year. Trees know to drop their leaves when the cold weather comes, just as I know it’s time to head to the craft store the first time I put on my coat for the season.
This fall, we made melted crayon pumpkins, and the kids loved them. I did too. They were so colorful, and a bit out of the ordinary. A couple readers suggested doing something similar with DIY Christmas ornaments. Brilliant. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our full disclosure policy HERE.*
Melted Crayon Art DIY Christmas Ornament
Roll Tape: The tutorial in ONE minute
Melted Crayon Art DIY Christmas Ornament Supplies
piece of paper or plastic funnel
hairdryer with high setting
Melted Crayon Art DIY Christmas Ornament How-To
1. Remove labels from crayons
To help facilitate that process, I’d recommend soaking the crayons you’ll be using in some water for a few minutes. This loosens the paper and makes removing the labels much less of a headache.
2. Whittle crayons with peeler.
Using your potato peeler, whittle the crayons of your choice so that you accumulate a generous pile of crayon slivers. The more slivers, the more your ornament will be covered with color, so the amount you use is totally up to you. Just depends on how you want your ornament to look. I recommend peeling the crayons right onto a piece of paper. You’ll see why in the next step.
3. Open ornament, insert crayon slivers.
Open the top of your ornament by removing the pronged silver top. Roll paper with crayon slivers inside.
Roll tight enough to insert one end of the paper into the top of your ornament, creating a funnel.
Shake crayon slivers into ornament.
4. Heat ornament with hairdryer.
We used the high setting on our hair dryer, but all dryers seem to be a bit different. Start on the low setting, if you have one, then amp it up to high if needed. You’ll want to continuously move your ornament around so that the crayon sticks here, there and everywhere on the inside of the ornament.
All done! These are very fast to make, and there are so many different color variations you could try.
Each of our kids chose a different color scheme, and I think they all turned out pretty cool.
Happy Crafting, and before you go…
If you have kids, go print out these adorable lunch box love notes for Christmas!!