Melted Crayon Confetti Lantern

Crayola lantern

Make a colourful lantern using a jar, a tea light, and Crayola crayon shavings!



Supplies Needed: Crayola crayons, wax paper, crayon sharpener, tape, hair dryer (adult assistance required), jar, scissors, hole punch, battery-operated tea light



  • 1.

    Unwrap about 4 Crayola Crayons of different colours.

  • 2.

    Sharpen your crayons into small shavings using a crayon or pencil sharpener.

  • 3.

    Tear off a square of wax paper and lay it on a flat, protected surface. Then, sprinkle crayon shavings onto the wax paper. Be sure to blend the colours.

  • 4.

    Place another piece of wax paper over top of your crayon shavings. Tape down the edges and make sure to squeeze out as many air bubbles as possible.

  • 5.

    With adult assistance, use a hair dryer to melt the shavings until they form a colourful melted surface. Let cool.

  • 6.

    Cut the wax paper to fit in a glass jar. Roll the wax paper and place inside the jar, wrapping around the inside edge of the glass.

  • 7.

    Place a battery-operated tea light into the jar to make a lantern!