To celebrate National Crayon Day I shared 3 fun crafts on the Crayola Facebook Page. Watch the replay below and scroll down for the step by step instructions.
Crayon Shavings Rainbow Art
Do your kids have a bunch of broken crayons? Grab a pencil sharpener and sharpen them and collect the shavings. Turn them into a wall mural or a window display to brighten your neighbors day.
- Butterfly Image (print it in several sizes) - Download for free
- Crayola Crayon Shavings (broken crayons and a pencil or crayon sharpener)
- Shave the crayons and collect shavings on a plate. I used broken pieces to complete the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Keep each color on a separate plate.
- Cover the work surface with a towel or a heat safe surface. Set your iron to medium/low.
- Lay the butterfly print out on the surface.
- Fold the paper in half through the design and unfold.
- Sprinkle the shavings on the right side of design.
- Fold the half of the paper without shavings over the other half.
- Parents, this is where you take over! Lightly iron over the design until the shavings have melted.
- Unfold the design while it is still wet.
- Let it dry.
- Cut out the butterfly following the original outline.
- Repeat on multiple sizes of butterfly and either hang them in your window or create a wall mural.
White Crayon Resist Art
Have you been wondering what to do with the white crayon in your box? With the white crayon and a little watercolor everyone in the family can be an artist.
- Crayola White Crayon
- Crayola Watercolor
- Crayola Paint Brushes
- Crayola Canvas or Watercolor Paper
- Using the white crayon draw a design on the canvas.
- Once the design is complete, paint over it with one or multiple colors of Crayola Watercolor Paint.
- The design is immediately revealed!
- Once the art is dry, hang it on the fridge or frame it!
Crayon Name Sign
With all this at-home time, help your kids love their room a little more. Grab an old box, construction paper, scissors and Crayola Crayons to help them create a sign for the bedroom door. Have each child pick out their favorite color of crayon for their sign.
- Crayola Construction Paper
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Crayons
- Crayola Glue Stick
- Twine or Yarn
- Hot Glue
- Cut the outline of the crayon out of a cardboard box.
- Draw and cut a shape of a crayon and the decorative pieces out of one color of construction paper. You can download a template to trace and cut here.
- Use the Crayola Glue Stick to glue the pieces together and attach to the cardboard cutout.
- Have your child write their name or a fun message in the oval.
- Parent's use hot glue to attach the twine or yarn for a hanger.
Have fun creating with your family! Don't forget to watch me every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm EST on Crayola's Facebook page. You can also find tons of at home crafts for all ages at Crayola.com/athome
Happy National Crayon Day