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With just a few simple supplies that you are likely to already have on hand, you and your kids will have a blast making some beautiful melted crayon ornaments.
These beautiful ornaments will quickly become keepsakes that you’ll treasure. They are definitely a must-do Christmas craft this holiday season!
Melted Crayon Ornaments
These Christmas ornaments are beautiful enough to give as gifts, and they’re cheap enough to decorate an entire tree. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
To start, cover your work space with newspaper or a messy mat. This will protect your space from crayon drippings.
Select 4-5 crayon colors for each bulb. Peel the papers off all crayons.
Peel off pieces of the crayons using the peeler until you have about 2 teaspoons total of all your colors for each ornament. This is a great motor skill building activity for kids. However, if they get frustrated, you can take over this job.
Be sure to collect the shavings in a small bowl, on a paper plate, or on a sheet of paper.
Take each pile of crayon shavings and put them inside each ornament bulb. Put the tops back on the ornaments. You can simply fold your paper or paper plate in half to make this part easier. Or, you can scrape the shavings into a funnel.
Turn the hair dryer on low with it pointed at the ornament, and hold the ornament slowly turning it around while the heat melts the crayon. Just when the crayons start to melt, turn off the hair dryer.
I suggest, for younger kids, allowing them to control the hair dryer while you maneuver the ornaments. This way, their fingers won’t get to hot to hold the ornament.
Let the ornament cool for a few minutes and hang on the Christmas tree.
These melted crayon Christmas ornaments are so easy to make, and they look so beautiful on the tree. Be sure to add this to your list of Christmas activities this year!
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