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5 Fun Things to Do with Kids Using Crayons

5 Fun Things to Do with Kids Using Crayons

Hey mama! Are you looking for some fun things to do with kids involving crayons? As a mom of 4 myself, I know how important it is to keep our little ones engaged and entertained. Crayons are a timeless tool for creativity, and they can be used for more than just coloring on paper! Here are five fun and creative activities you can do with your kids involving crayons. Let's dive in!

1. Make New Fun-Shaped Crayons

Got a bunch of old, broken crayons lying around? Don’t throw them away! Turn them into new, fun-shaped crayons.

What You Need:

  • Old crayons
  • Silicone molds (shapes like stars, letters, hearts, or animals)
  • Baking tray


  1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Remove any paper wrappers from the crayons.
  3. Break the crayons into smaller pieces and place them into the silicone molds.
  4. Put the molds on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted.
  5. Let them cool completely before popping them out of the molds.

Your kids will love using their new, colorful crayons in all sorts of fun shapes! If you want a more detailed walk through step by step with video from a crayon making pro, check out more details here.

2. Wax Paper Crayon Craft

Create beautiful sun catchers using crayon shavings and wax paper. This project results in stunning, stained-glass-like art that your kids will be proud to display.

What You Need:

  • Crayons
  • Wax paper
  • Cheese grater or crayon sharpener
  • Iron
  • Old towel
  • Scissors
  • String


  1. Grate or sharpen crayons to create shavings.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on an old towel.
  3. Sprinkle crayon shavings onto the wax paper.
  4. Place another piece of wax paper on top.
  5. Carefully iron over the wax paper (with adult supervision) on a low setting until the shavings melt.
  6. Let it cool, then cut the wax paper into fun shapes.
  7. Punch a hole at the top and thread a string through it.

Hang your sun catcher in a window and watch it transform sunlight into a rainbow of colors!

3. Color a Giant Coloring Tablecloth

Turn coloring into a collaborative family project with a giant coloring tablecloth.

What You Need:

  • Giant coloring tablecloth (choose a theme and even personalize it too!)
  • Crayons
  • Tape


  1. Spread the tablecloth on the floor or a large table and tape it down to keep it in place.
  2. Let everyone grab some crayons and start coloring together.
  3. Encourage creativity and teamwork as you fill in the large canvas with colorful designs.

Once finished, you can display the completed masterpiece on a wall for everyone to admire. It’s a fun way to bond and create lasting memories.

4. Make Candles Using Crayons

Combine the soothing process of candle-making with the vibrant colors of crayons.

What You Need:

  • Crayons
  • Candle wax (or old candles)
  • Wick
  • Small jars or candle molds
  • Double boiler or microwave-safe container


  1. Melt the candle wax in a double boiler or microwave.
  2. Remove the paper from the crayons and break them into small pieces.
  3. Add crayon pieces to the melted wax to create your desired colors.
  4. Place a wick in the center of each jar or mold.
  5. Pour the colored wax into the jars or molds.
  6. Let the candles cool and harden completely.

These candles not only add a pop of color to your home but also make wonderful homemade gifts.

5. Melt Crayon Wax Over Bottles

Create colorful, abstract decorations by melting crayon wax over bottles.

What You Need:

  • Crayons
  • Empty glass bottles or jars
  • Hairdryer
  • Newspaper or old towel


  1. Remove the paper wrappers from the crayons.
  2. Set up your workspace with newspaper or an old towel to catch any drips.
  3. Place the crayons on top of the bottle or jar.
  4. Use a hairdryer on a high setting to melt the crayons.
  5. Rotate the bottle to create a colorful, drippy effect.

These colorful bottles make unique decorations and can even be used as vases.


Crayons are incredibly versatile and can be used in so many creative ways beyond just coloring on paper. These five fun activities will not only keep your kids entertained but also allow them to explore their creativity in a way that does not break the bank! So, gather those crayons and get ready for some colorful fun!

Happy crafting, mamas!