Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments

Making melted crayon Christmas ornaments is an easy, creative and fun activity that you can do with your young children this holiday season.

Not only will it provide hours of entertainment during the cold winter months, but when all is said and done you’ll have beautiful decorations to hang on your tree!

These homemade ornaments are sure to be loved by everyone in the family and make a great keepsake for years to come. And, they’re so much fun!

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Making these DIY Christmas ornaments is an easy, creative and fun activity that you can do with your young children this holiday season.

Not only will it provide hours of entertainment during the cold winter months, but when all is said and done you’ll have beautiful decorations to hang on your tree!

These homemade ornaments are sure to be loved by everyone in the family and make a great keepsake for years to come.

Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments

With just a few simple materials and some imagination, your kids can create wonderful keepsakes that will be cherished for years to come.

What You’ll Need

  • clear plastic or glass bulbs
  • broken bits of crayons in various colors
  • vegetable peeler
  • hair dryer
  • oven mitt (to protect little hands)

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Let’s get started on making these vibrant, memorable ornaments. Whether you have a box of old crayons lying around or decide to use brand-new ones, this project will transform them into something magical.

This section will guide you through the easy steps to create your own melted crayon ornaments. So, gather your crayons and let’s add a pop of color to your Christmas tree this year!

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To get started on this project, cover your space with newspaper or a messy mat. This will protect your space from crayon drippings.

Have your child select four or five crayon pieces for each bulb they’d like to make. Then, peel the paper off each of them.

Now, with adult supervision, use a vegetable peeler or cheese grater to scrape some broken crayons. Collect all of the little bits on a paper plate. You’ll need about two teaspoons total of all the colors for each of these easy melted crayon ornaments.

Using a vegetable peeler or cheese grater is a great motor skill building activity for kids. However, if they get frustrated, feel free to take over this step for them.

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When you have enough shavings, fold the paper plate in half and pour the shavings into clear glass ornaments. (You can use plastic ornaments, but they may dimple with the heat of the dryer.) Put the ornament hook back on the top of the ornament.

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Now, turn the hair dryer on the low setting. Point the hair dryer at the ornament while slowly turning it around to heat all of the crayon shavings.

NOTE: For younger kids, I suggest having them control the blow dryer while you maneuver the ornaments. This way, their little fingers won’t get too hot to hold the ornaments.

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Once the ornament has cooled, it’s ready to hang on the tree! That’s it.

These handmade ornaments are so easy to make, and they will make a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree.

Adding Decorative Elements to the Ornaments

You can add decorative elements to the homemade Christmas ornaments for extra creativity by using items such as sequins, glitter, ribbons and beads.

Have your kids thread beads and sequins onto a string of ribbon to create a unique design. Different colors of glitter can also be added to the melted crayon wax in the ornament.

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Preschool Books About Christmas

To wrap up our easy Christmas craft session, we can’t leave out the importance of holiday literature. Reading festive stories not only adds to the Christmas spirit, but also helps children improve their language skills and comprehension. 

In the next section, we’ll recommend a list of preschool-level books about Christmas that will complement the fun you’ve had making this fun DIY Christmas ornament craft. These books are perfect to read together after a day of crafting and ornament-making.

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.

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Sharing Your Crafts

Once you’ve finished creating this beautiful handmade gift, why not show it off? Take some time to take photos of your children’s creations and share them on social media. You can use hashtags such as #DIYChristmas or #HomemadeOrnaments to connect with other families who are doing the same. 

You could also organize a virtual “show and tell” with friends and family, allowing your kids to proudly display their work and see what others have made. 

This not only celebrates their efforts but can also inspire future crafts. Remember, the purpose of this great project is not just to create beautiful decorations but to spend quality time as a family, make lasting memories, and develop your children’s creative skills. So, celebrate this process just as much as the result. 

Tip: To make these activities even more special, consider playing Christmas music in the background or serving hot cocoa while you craft. This will help create a festive atmosphere and make these moments even more memorable.

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Making this fun Christmas craft is a great holiday activity to do with your young children. 

Not only will it provide hours of entertainment, but the end result is beautiful decorations that everyone can enjoy! 

Just gather a few simple materials, let your imagination run wild, and create wonderful keepsakes that you and your kids will cherish for years to come.

And don’t forget about adding decorative elements like sequins, glitter, ribbons, and beads for extra creativity! 

So this holiday season why not try making these unique ornaments together as a family? You won’t regret it!

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  1. This a great craft to do with your little one! We had a great time and they turned out awesome! Perfect way to use up broken old crayons!

    1. The glass bulb has to get hot enough to melt the crayon, becoming too hot for little hands. Have kids wear gloves and put a clothes pin in the top hold for holding and turning the hot glass bulb

  2. I found that using a vegetable peeler or grater is difficult/frustrating and very time consuming. A pencil or crayon sharpener is a much better alternative, and the resulting curls can easily be broken up. Thanks for the fun craft.