Christmas Ornaments Crafts: DIY Melted Crayon Ornament

I’m excited to share with your a Christmas Ornaments Crafts project that you can easily do with your kids. I’m sure if you have kids then you have a pile of broken crayons, just like me. All those broken crayons just lying around can be unsightly and take up space, especially if you have new crayons always entering your home. This Christmas, make easy and cute ornaments out of those damaged colors. I’ll show you how to make your own DIY melted crayon ornament!

DIY Crayon Ornament - Christmas Ornaments Crafts

DIY Melted Crayon Ornament

You will need:

  • Clear glass ornaments
  • Broken crayons
  • Sharp knife
  • Newspaper
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Embellishments, if desired
  • Oven mitts

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Gather all your materials. Spread the newspaper out onto the counter. Start by making sure all the wrappers are removed from the crayons. Cut your broken crayon pieces into small pieces, if not already small pieces. Place the desired colors of crayons into your ornament.

Microwave for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Remove from microwave with oven mitts protecting hands. Roll the colors around in the ornament and place in microwave again. Repeat process until the colors are melted and swirled in the ornaments as pictured.

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Add embellishments as desired and you will have a great DIY melted crayon ornament using all those old, broken crayons that were no longer useable. Tie up your ornament with a big bow for your tree and you’ll be able to show of your homemade ornament each year. This craft is easy enough that your kids can help you get the ornament started and mix it up as long as you are careful about the heat of the bulb and hot wax inside. My kids loved watching their old crayon bits melt down and become something totally different.

What Christmas Ornaments Crafts have you created in the past?


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Christmas Ornaments Crafts: DIY Melted Crayon Ornament — 26 Comments

  1. This Christmas DIY project is so awesome!!! Love it!!! I actually think I have some old crayons of my sons someplace—going to put them to great use after seeing this!!!

    I also just wanted to tell you we have enjoyed seeing your posts at our #PureBlogLove Link party and hope you will join us this Thursday- Monday morning as we go out with a bang for 2014! I can’t wait to see some of your show stoppers!!!

    Thank you

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  6. These will be great fun to make! Can you use clear plastic ornaments? Someone asked me but I’d be afraid the ornament would melt! Thank you so much for the tip on broken crayons! Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. This is so cute! I love the color possibilities! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It’s all about celebrating our wonderful everyday life!

  9. Found this over at #FoodieFridays! What a fun idea. I love making homemade ornaments, so I am definitely trying this one! Thanks for sharing!

  10. How cute! This is such a unique craft that will make such an impression on a Christmas tree. I’d love to make one with each of the kids’ favorite colors.

  11. These are really unique and very pretty. The grandkids would have a blast making these. What a great way to use the broken crayons.

  12. This is the best idea ever. I hate broken crayons, now I know what to do with them.

  13. Awesome DIY craft do get the kids into during the holiday season, we love making homemade ornaments. Very fun!

  14. I have to admit I’m amazed I haven’t made any ornaments, seeing that I’m very crafty! This is so cute and I love the idea!!! I have made cookies to hang on the tree, but this is super duper!!

  15. This is very beautiful making a homemade Christmas ornament with crayons and the colors are so pretty. I would love to make this!