Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments

6 Materials
30 Minutes

We had an absolute blast making these melted crayon Christmas ornaments! Its just shavings from old crayons inside a clear fillable round ornament. Add a little blast from the hair dryer and its a lovely bright and cheery tree ornament! We did a red and green combo, primary colours, favorite colors, unicorn colors.... et cetera. Your imagination is the limit

BEFORE: Here are the old crayons we used and the clear fillable ornaments.

STEP 1: Use a kitchen grater to create crayon shavings. They all kind of get mixed up, so we chose to wash the grater between preparing the different colour combos. This doesn't have to be fussy!

STEP 2: Take the top off the fillable ornament. Fill it with about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of shavings. More shavings isn't necessarily better (it will just create a more uniform, less-spotty finish).

STEP 3: Replace the cap. Place the ornament in a container or containment box.

STEP 4: Use a hair dryer to slowly melt the crayon shavings. There are more details on how to do this in the original melted crayon ornament tutorial. Let it cool before touching it.

STEP 5: Check out how your ornament turned out! Attach a bit of ribbon or pretty string to hang it up with. I used plain white fabric ribbon from the craft store, but you could choose anything fun to match the color combo in your melted crayon ornament!

AFTER: Here is the finished ornament! This one was filled with about a tablespoon of red and green shavings. The high volume of shavings made a thick layer of wax that created a rich, consistent colour.

Here's one that had about a teaspoon of red and green shavings (more green than red though). The lower volume of shavings in this one made tiny wax spots inside the ornament instead of covering whole large areas.

Here's a bright and cheery multi-colored melted crayon ornament! This one turned out really well. It had a medium amount of shavings with an emphasis on pink. What color combos will you choose....?

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  • Marysia
    on Dec 18, 2020

    Great gift idea for kids to give to neighborhoods friends

  • Tiffany
    on Dec 19, 2020

    Oh wow, this is a wonderful idea and sounds quite simple. I also like the acrylic paint idea. Taking a permanent marker and writing something special on the outside of the ornament would really create a special, individualized, and unique Christmas ornament and gift for the tree. Thank you! Can’t wait to try this project with paint, crayons, and something glittery (have an aunt who is obsessed with glitter decorations) - plastic fill in Ornaments from Michael’s is what you mentioned so hoping hobby lobby has that as well. Happy Holidays!

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