15 Crayon Arts and Crafts for Kids
Got lots of stray crayons and crayon bits lying around? Use them to make these beautiful Crayon Arts and Crafts for Kids to Make while stuck at home!
It’s been over a month since we’ve been in lockdown, and other than essentials, most other services are still disrupted. I’m pretty sure many of you are like me, wishing craft supplies were essentials!
However, the fact is that many of us are running low on supplies, and we’re having to make do with what we have. But this has its plus sides too – it makes us more creative and encourages kids to think outside the box.
We know that one thing every home with children will have is crayons, or rather, crayon bits and pieces! Those pieces may be too small to color with, but they’re not entirely useless. Here are 15 awesome crayon arts and crafts that kids can make with those random bits and pieces. You’ll be amazed at the gorgeous things that can be created from waste!
15 Crayon Arts and Crafts for Kids to Make
1. Melted Crayon Butterflies
These butterflies from Art Bar Blog look like watercolor don’t they? You’ll be surprised to find that these are actually made with melted crayons! You can do so many things with these butterflies – ask kids to arrange them on a foam board or canvas to create beautiful custom wall art.
2. Melted Crayon Ornaments
It’s never to early to get ready for Christmas! Heathered Nest shows us how to give plain old ornaments a makeover using crayon bits. Mix up the colors for some lovely ornaments that you can gift too!
3. Melted Crayon Monogram Wall Art
Doesn’t matter what colors of crayon bits you have – they can all come together to create this impressive melted crayon wall art! Let kids personalize their rooms with their own monograms, or make ones to give as gifts.
4. Color Block Candles
These color block candles from Brit.Co look so beautiful, it’s hard to think they’ve been made from waste crayon bits.! You’ll need a good amount of crayon bits for this, so it’s a good idea to gather everything you find!
5. Melted Crayon Rocks
Painted rocks are all the rage, but Red Ted Art makes use of melted crayons to create these boho-looking tie and dye style rocks. Use Sharpies to write your name for a personalized paper weight!
6. Melted Crayon Luminaries
As the weather warms up, you may be getting ready to have a quick barbeque or picnic in your backyard. In that case, take a cue from Aunt Peaches to create some lovely luminaries with melted crayons.
7. 3 D Melted Crayon Heart Card
Want to send someone your love during this difficult time? Make this pretty melted crayon heart card to show that you remember them – and are staying creative while at it!
8. Crayon Transfer Technique
Most people think that the only way to use up leftover crayons is by melting them, but there are actually many things you can do. Craft Whack shows us how to use the crayon transfer technique to create something unique and beautiful.
9. Crayon Resist Space Art
Another interesting art technique with old crayons is the crayon resist method. The Crafting Chicks creates some lovely space theme art using this technique and explains all the steps in detail. Encourage kids to create some more scenes the same way.
10. Crayon Sun Catchers
As it gets sunnier, it makes sense to make some sun catchers! If you’re looking for an easy project, try out this melted crayon sun catcher from The Suburban Mom. As the sun filters through those colored hearts, it’ll cast a beautiful glow.
11. Wax Crayon Resist Art
Got leftover wax crayons? You’re all set to make this winter theme resist art from Messy Little Monster! It may be summer now, but it doesn’t hurt to dream of winter and snow – through art!
12. DIY Alphabet Crayons
Minted has a project with leftover crayons that would make great party favors. You’ll need alphabet moulds for this, but if you don’t have those, you can try it with any other mould you have.
13. Crayon Stained Glass Window
Isn’t this stained glass art gorgeous? eHow shows us that it’s possible to make it with crayon bits. These would look great on a shelf or a desk which has access to sunlight pouring in from a window.
14. Crayon Slime
Nearly every parent across the world has made slime at least once in the past 2-3 months! Even if you have, it’s worth your time to try out this one from Crayons and Cravings that uses crayon bits to add color!
15. Recycled Crayon Cupcakes
These cupcakes look great, but don’t eat them! If you have lots of crayon bits, you can combine like colors together so you get solid color crayon cupcakes. Get all the instructions to make these over at The Pretty Bee.
Depending upon how many crayons you have, you’re sure to find a project you can make with your kids right now. Most of these require very few supplies other than crayons, so closed craft shops shouldn’t be an excuse! As for the rest, bookmark this post so you can get back to it when the shops open again!
This is very nice ideas to engage the kids and use of waste crayons also