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6 Creative Ways Using Color Crayons

Updated on March 19, 2018
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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.

Crayon Art

If you are like me and have kids who love to color and draw with crayons, then it is a no-brainer to get creative and find interesting and unique uses for color crayons.

I found ideas that included new crayons as well as old, used up crayons. Either way, these are great crayon craft ideas to add color to your home or office.

Just think how proud your kids will be when they see their artwork hanging on a wall or resting on a desk.

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Picture Frame

Because crayons are so colorful, making a picture frame out of brand new colored crayons is a logical choice. Felt So Cute shares step-by-step instructions on how to craft a crayon picture frame.

The site suggests making the picture frame for your teacher, but I think they can be made for anyone. The project will send you to a crafts store where you 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.

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

Crayon Melting Art

This project caught my eye right away. These are so beautiful, and I would love to hang them on the wall in my office.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop says the crayon bouquet is creative, fun, and easy to make. The craft calls for crayons, a canvas, hot glue, dry flowers, newspaper, and a heat gun. The heat gun is what runs the color crayons together, creating a dripping look from the crayons.

First time I tried it, I wasn't too successful. It took a few tries until I felt I made a decent craft. Who says practice doesn't help the creative nature?

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Crayon Carvings

Lauren at Honestly WTF turned me on to this talented woman, who does carvings from crayons. What a great idea and these carvings are so interesting. 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. I am sharing this with you in case you carve with wood. You might want to try carving crayons. They are similar but the crayons are softer and easier to ply.

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Batik Fabric with Crayons

Suzy Sitcom offers a unique and interesting way to use crayons. Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing using whole cloth. 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 that she purchased at the Dollar Store, 100% cotton fabric, asphalt fabric spray paint, black fabric pen, cheap paintbrushes, muffin tin, deep dish griddle, newspaper, and an iron. The whole process is quite intricate but creates an amazing piece of craft.

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Sun Catchers

I found a really unique and creative use of crayons called Sun Catchers from The Suburban Mom. Jen writes about creating heart shapes for Valentine’s Day but don't limit the shapes to hearts. Other shapes will do like flowers, triangles, squares or combinations. She also says it is really simple to create and super quick to make.

Her directions are easy to follow and all you need is old crayons, wax paper, parchment, manual pencil sharpener or knife, and an iron. Keep in mind, the project doesn’t take a whole lot of crayons.

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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 like so much fun. I would have been in seventh heaven doing this with my father.

Crayon Art Projects

So, these crayon art projects are interesting and unique ways to create art using crayons. My kids and I can do these crafts together because they will definitely 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 

      7 months ago from Northern California

      Dabby,

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

    • Dabby Lyric profile image

      Dabby Lyric 

      7 months ago from US

      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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