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9 Amazingly Easy and Simplistic Crayon Projects for Kids

Updated on June 10, 2020
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A former teacher and tutor, Kenna enjoys helping children live a better life, understanding the importance of helping them become leaders.

Crayons are alive with colors with so much potential.
Crayons are alive with colors with so much potential. | Source

Crayon Art

Parents have kids who love to color and draw with crayons. It is a no-brainer to get creative and find interesting and unique uses for coloring crayons. That way, being successful is more likely to happen.

These creative ideas include new crayons and old, used up crayons. They are stimulating, and kids can do these crayon craft ideas.

Kids will be proud when they see their artwork hanging on a wall or resting on a desk.


1. Picture Frame

This type of frame is best for a portrait or a picture of two or more people.

New crayons are so colorful, and making a picture frame is a fun choice. At Felt So Cute, the step-by-step instructions are so easy to follow.

Kids can make the picture frame for their teacher, grandparent, or anyone. By following these steps, you will see how easy it is to do.

The project will send parents to a crafts store where they will need to buy a basic picture frame, several boxes of new crayons, a hot glue gun, small saw, and fine-grit sandpaper. It looks like it will take a whole afternoon to make the frame.


2. Crayon Melting Art

Who says practice doesn't help the creative nature?

This crayon project catches the attention of anyone. The flowers are so beautiful, and I hung them on the wall in my office because the light from my window shines on them, and the flowers look alive.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop says the crayon bouquet is creative, fun, and easy to make. The craft includes crayons, a canvas, hot glue, dry flowers, a newspaper, and a heat gun.

The heat gun makes the color crayons run together, creating a drip look.

The first time I tried it, I wasn't too successful. It took a few tries until I felt I made a decent craft.


3. Crayon Carvings

What a great idea and these carvings are so interesting.

I am sharing this in case anyone carves with wood and wants to try craving with crayons.

Lauren at Honestly WTF turned me on to this talented woman, who does carvings from crayons. I doubt I could do the craft justice, but they are unique.

Diem Chau doesn’t offer how to do it. But, I am mentioning her work because it is so unique and creative. Crayons are a softer and pliable medium compared to wood.


4. Batik Fabric with Crayons

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing using the whole cloth.

Suzy Sitcom offers a unique way to use crayons. Here Suzy uses crayons instead of wax. Suzy is a quilter, so the idea was easy for her to imagine. I am not a quilter, nor do I sew. I might give this craft a try.

She used several boxes of crayons. Her process includes using an iron on a flat surface with newspaper, muffin tin, and deep-dish griddle. The art supplies include cotton fabric, fabric spray paint, black fabric pen, and paintbrushes.

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They brighten up any room in the house.
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5. Sun Catchers

Any shape works like flowers, triangles, squares, or combinations.

I found a unique and creative use of crayons called Sun Catchers from The Suburban Mom.

Jen creates heart shapes for Valentine’s Day, but any form works. She says they are simple to create and super quick to do in the morning or afternoon.

Her directions are easy to follow. All one needs are old crayons lying around, wax paper, parchment, manual pencil sharpener or knife, and an iron. The project doesn’t take a whole lot of crayons - bits and pieces work.

6. Painting with Melted Crayons

My late father was an artist, and I remember being impressed with his detailed sketch of a lion. It was as if I could feel and touch the mane. I wonder if he thought of abstract art or created versions of abstract art.

Since he passed away when I was six, I don't think I will ever know. This idea of painting with melted crayons looks appears like fun. I would have been in seventh heaven doing this with my father.

Watercoloring with crayons is abstract, but my kids dug it.
Watercoloring with crayons is abstract, but my kids dug it.

7. Crayon Factory

I added this video for another crayon project that looks like it would be fun for kids. I call it "Crayon Factory" because it seems like a creative process worth doing.

We made something from crayons we could use every day.
We made something from crayons we could use every day. | Source

8. Crayon Lip Gloss

The number of items needed for this craft keeps it simple.

Lip gloss made with coconut oil and old crayons is the best craft idea I've seen in a long time. The process doesn't take much effort if you have a double-boiler. You do need to go to the craft store and purchase containers to store your lip gloss.

Stephanie from also suggests using an essential oil or vanilla extract to add smell or flavor to the lip gloss. Like lipstick, you don't eat the lip gloss.


9. Recycle Chunky Crayons

What do you do with old, chunky crayons?

I stumbled across this idea while looking for arts and crafts with crayons. In a sense, this project is crafty by taking old crayons, melting them down in a muffin pan, and ending up with some cool looking "new" crayons.

My kids went "Ahh" and "Ohh" when they saw the effects they created on their blank pieces of paper.

Adventure over the Make and Takes to view their short video on how to do this craft.

Crayon Art Projects

These crayon art projects are ways to let your kids have a great time creating art by using crayons. My kids and I make the crafts together because they need my help when we use the heating implements and sharp tools.

Either way, crayons are a medium that helps us express our love of making colorful arts and crafts.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh


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    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      2 years ago from Northern California


      Two is such a great age to start with arts and crafts. With your guidance, she can do Sun Catchers.

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      Dabby Lyric 

      2 years ago

      Way cool and fun ideas! I never thought of using crayons in such a way...Brilliant! The various projects shown are just stunning! It would be fun for the kids and parents to do. My babygirl's almost 2, I'm sure that we can find something age appropriate for.


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