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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.
Making homemade Christmas ornaments with kids is a fun and festive activity that can create lasting memories.
This activity not only helps children develop their fine motor skills, but it also encourages them to embrace their imagination and innovation.
Hanging these ornaments on the tree each year can serve as a reminder of the special moments shared between family and friends during the holiday season.
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 Christmas bulbs
- old, broken crayons, assorted colors
- vegetable peeler
- hair dryer
Melted Crayon Ornaments
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 colors 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 the crayons. Collect all of the shavings on a paper plate. You’ll need about two teaspoons total of all the colors for each ornament.
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.
When you have enough shavings, fold the paper plate in half and pour the shavings into the ornament bulb. Put the top back on the ornaments.
Now, turn the hair dryer on low heat with it pointed 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 hair dryer while you maneuver the ornaments. This way, their little fingers won’t get too hot to hold the ornaments.
Once the ornament has cooled, it’s ready to hang on the tree! That’s it.
These melted crayon ornaments are so easy to make, and they look beautiful hanging on the tree.
Adding Decorative Elements to the Ornaments
You can add decorative elements to the 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.
Glitter can also be added to the melted crayon mixture in the ornament.
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.
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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.
Making melted crayon Christmas ornaments 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!
With just a few simple materials and some imagination, you and your kids can create wonderful keepsakes that will be cherished 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!