Today is a day worth celebrating one of the most beloved pieces of childhood craft projects, colored crayons. In celebration of National Crayon Day, here are a couple of craft projects using crayons for fun colorful creations.
If you have a bunch of broken or worn down crayons, you can melt down the pieces and create a new crayon. The best part is that you can choose what shape and color crayons you want to create, a fun option is to get a lego brick mold so you can use them for drawing and building.
There are several methods for melting down crayons depending on the time you have. If you’re using a mold, you can place the bits of crayon in the mold and place it in your oven on the lowest heat setting (average 150° F) for 15-20 minutes.
It's National Crayon Day! Break out the crayons and take some time for you! 🖍️
— Crayola (@Crayola) March 31, 2020
You can also upcycle older crayons to crate a DIY candle, all you need is a candle wick, essential oils, and a mason jar. For a unique candle, you can place the wick in the mason jar and place the crayons in the jar that will melt when lit. You can also melt the colors and pour layers for a rainbow effect, then you can personalize it with your favorite essential oils.
A fun craft to do with the kids is personalized crayon creation shirts, all you need is sandpaper, crayons, an iron, and a plain shirt. Draw your artistic creation on the sandpaper using crayons, then place the sandpaper facing down on the shirt and iron.
You can also create your own DIY lipgloss using crayons and coconut oil for any color you desire. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil on the stovetop, combine the coconut oil and crayons in a ceramic or glass bowl then place back in pot to melt mixture. Once melted place in a small cosmetics container for later use.
These are only a couple of fun craft you can incorporate crayons with endless possible DIY options for you to discover.