In our house we have a ton of crayons. What home with child -residents doesn’t, right?
I’m sure my purse also has quite a few crayons floating around on the bottom. They’re everywhere.
These days, my kids get bored of coloring pretty quickly. They’ll scribble a bit in their coloring books, and then the crayons usually end up broken into smaller pieces.
It’s a good thing that crayons aren’t just for coloring anymore. Instead of throwing away broken crayons, there’s so many ways to turn them into beautiful works of crayon art, crafts and more…
30 Things for Kids to Make & Do with Crayons
1. Turn old crayons into up-cycled “new” crayons. All you need is some broken crayons and an oven!
2. What kid wouldn’t love these Lego Crayons like STEAMPoweredFamily made?!
3. You can even upcycle crayons into new crayons with an ice cube tray!
4. Get fancy and make them into Rainbow Crayons like Mosswood Connections made
Crayon Play Dough
5. This idea from Sugar Aunts using broken crayons to make play dough is pretty much genius!
6. Or this Crayon Play Dough from Moms and Crafters looks pretty awesome, too!
7. Over at Sunny Day Family they use crayons and play dough for learning colors!
8. Make pretty sun catchers with crayon shavings.
9. Try this Solar Crayon Art from Growing a Jeweled Rose on a Sunny Day
10. Create some Melted Crayon Word Art (from Pieces of Polly).
11. Make a Shamrock Suncatcher with melted crayons
12. These Crayon Rocks from Science for Kids really rock!
13. Mosswood Connections put a different spin on Crayon Art with Rocks
14. Make a DIY Crayon Initial from Moms and Crafters
15. Try this Melted Crayon Art with a Glue Gun for extra fun – from Learn Play Imagine
16. Turn Dinner Time into Art Class with a Scribble Table Cloth!
17. Make a Melted Crayon Tree
18. Make a super cute Crayon Banner like Inspired by Familia blog did.
19. Decorate with these beautiful Melted Crayon Ornaments.
20. Make a festive Crayon Wreath to add some color to your life!
21. Spruce up your desk with this adorable Crayon Candy Dish (or use it as a pen/pencil holder)
22. Hide your eyes behind these Colorful Crayon Masks.
23. Decorate a gorgeous Pumpkin like Crafty Morning blog did!
24. Decorate your windows with these heart-shaped Crayon Window Hangings
25. Make a Melted Crayon Bouquet
26. Try this cute Easter Bunny Crayon Craft from Practical Mommy
Other Crayon Things…
27. Try this neat Solar Science Activity with your broken crayons
29. ArtyCraftyKids loved The Day the Crayons Quit, too!
30. Help kids learn their colors with this adorable crayon-themed color chart