DIY Melted Crayon Ornaments In Just 4 Simple Steps!
You can make some DIY melted crayon ornaments in about 15-20 minutes. This is a Christmas craft that kids and adults alike will enjoy!
Not only are melted crayon Christmas ornaments simple, fun and inexpensive to make, but melted crayon art like this also is a great way to use/re-use old busted-up crayons!
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And if you’re a parent, you DEFINITELY have a gazillion of those at home! I hope you enjoy making these colorful Christmas ornaments as much as we did!
These are simple, and they’ll be even easier if you want to grab a free copy of the printable instructions. You can click here or on the image below, and I’ll send them to you right away!
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. To learn how to do that project, click the pic below ⤵️.
A couple of readers suggested doing something similar with DIY Christmas ornaments. Brilliant. And that brings us to today! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own melted crayon ornaments:
DIY Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments: Supplies Needed
This one-minute video tutorial will show you everything you need to know in order to make this easy melted crayon art!
One quick warning! I’ve been asked in the past about whether or not this project will work with plastic ornaments instead of glass. I haven’t tried it, but one reader did, and here’s a picture of the unfortunate results…
Bottom line? Use glass only, not plastic for this Christmas craft!
Melted Crayon Ornaments: ONE-Minute Video Tutorial
No one has tons of time on their hands around the holidays! Make this project even simpler with the printable instructions & supply list. Click here or on the pic below to get instant access now ⤵️!
How To Make Your Melted Crayon Ornaments:
1. Remove labels from your 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 crayon labels much less of a headache.
2. Whittle old crayons with a peeler.
Using your 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. recommend peeling the crayons right onto a piece of paper. You’ll see why in the next step.
3. Open your clear 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 the clear ornament.
4. Heat ornament with a hairdryer.
Now it’s time to learn how to melt crayons! We used the high setting on our hairdryer, 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.
AND…don’t forget to get your printable instructions for this project! Click here or on the picture below. I’ll send your supply list and instructions right away ⤵️!
It takes a little time to get used to melting crayons. 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 Christmas Crafting, and before you go…
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