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6 Things to Do With Crayons (Besides Coloring)

By craftyamy |

I try to challenge myself every now and again – I ask questions like, “what could I do with that beyond its intended use?” My latest art material in question is the ubiquitous crayon. What do crayons do besides color? The results of my research show that they can be used in home decor or gift items, which honestly surprised me. I have seen crayon sculptures all over Pinterest, but the projects I found for this feature are useful (don’t get me wrong, the crayon sculptures are beautiful!). I’m curious to know your opinion of crayon DIY projects. Click through the jump to check them out, then let me know what you would do with crayons (besides color).

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6 Things to Do With Crayons

Wax Chandelier

Use those crayon remains by ironing them between wax paper. The bright circles hang from a lampshade frame and make a fun chandelier.
Get the instructions at The Letter 4

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6 thoughts on “6 Things to Do With Crayons (Besides Coloring)

  1. Maria carballo says:

    I was working up to do the wreth as a mirror frame for my niece but think I’ll be doing the monogram instead now! they are all so cute!

  2. Jeanette Trosell says:

    I did these as teacher gifts and everyone loved them. Instead of foam wreaths, I used loom hoops – 9 & 12 inches. I then glued on letters (they looked like alphabet blocks) to make the teacher’s name. They come in 2 pieces so you get 2 wreaths out of them. I have also given them as birthday gifts for pre-schoolers and they went over well.

  3. Canuckmom says:

    Be careful with that wreath in the sunshine!!!

  4. Jen Rooney says:

    Family Fun magazine id the crayon monagram, but with old crayons, not new. We made it last year for my son’s teacher. Made a great gift. Tehy are all great, but I prefer crayon projects that utilize old broken crayons, as that’s what I have the most of! I like the chandelier discs…wondering what else I could do with them besides the chandelier. There is also the old standby meltdown and fill cookie cutters/silicone shape pans for new funky crayons.

  5. angela says:

    What happens when the tips get knocked off of these like the crown bowel its gonna happen. My favorite was the candle because it was something that really served a purpose well something I would use any way

  6. StrawBerry says:

    Love the melted crayon canvas! I may have to try that someday.

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