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).
Wax Chandelier 1 of 6Use 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
Melted Canvas 2 of 6Melting crayons on a canvas adds a pop of color to a boring playroom.
Find the step-by-step at Whatever . . .
Crayon Candle 3 of 6If you have several leftover crayon bits, you can make a candle by melting and layering them using a interesting "rainbow" effect .
See how it's done at No Time For Flash Cards
Colorful Initial 4 of 6Make an initial by cutting crayons, the perfect gift for a teacher or a bright playroom accent.
Get the instructions at Chic & Cheap Nursery
Door Wreath 5 of 6Wrap a foam wreath form and then hot glue crayons all the way around for a bright welcome.
Learn more about the project at The Ballard Bunch
Color Bowl 6 of 6This bowl is made with hot glue and crayons, and makes the perfect teacher's gift or party accent.
Find the how-to at The Celebration Shoppe