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These beautiful melted crayon Christmas ornaments will quickly become keepsakes that you’ll treasure.
Kids will love making them and hanging them on the tree this year. They are definitely a must-do Christmas craft this holiday season!
Melted Crayon Christmas 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!
What You’ll Need
- 2 Round Ornament Bulbs—clear, plastic, and with removable caps
- Old Crayons, assorted colors
- Vegetable Peeler
- Hair Dryer
What You’ll Do
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 too hot to hold the ornament.
Let the ornament cool for a few minutes, replace the caps, and hang them 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!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
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.