4-in-1 National Crayon Day Crafts

Celebrate National Crayon Day with 4 easy crayon crafts! Make all or some, including our Melted Crayon Butterflies, Crayon Art T-Shirt, Crayon Letter Decoration, and Crayon Melter Canvas Art.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Crayon Sharpener
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Fabric Markers
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Crayola Crayon Melter
  • Cardstock
  • Parchment Paper
  • Iron
  • Sandpaper
  • Cotton T-Shirt
  • Cardboard
  • Craft Knife
  • Ribbon
  • Canvas

CIY Staff Tips:

  • These crafts include the use of an iron, a craft knife, and our Crayola Crayon Melter. Adult assistance required.
  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener on hand.
  • Use sandpaper with a fine grit for best results when making your Crayon Art T-Shirt.
  • Crayon Letter Decoration can also be displayed in a shadow box!
  • For additional tips and tricks on how to use the Crayola Melter, reference the included instruction sheet.
  • If using wrapped crayons, use the label cutter included with the Crayon Melter to unwrap.
  • When color begins to run out in your Crayon Melter, add more crayons to the unit and wait approximately 1 minute for new crayons to melt.

Melted Crayon Butterflies

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Step 1

To create Melted Crayon Butterflies: Fold cardstock sheet in half. Draw outlines of half butterflies along crease of cardstock.

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Step 2

Sharpen unwrapped crayons to create shavings. Unfold cardstock, sprinkle in shavings, re-fold, and place parchment paper on top.

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Step 3

Have an adult iron parchment paper on low heat for 1 minute. Cool 15 minutes. Cut out butterflies and unfold.

Crayon Art T-Shirt

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Step 1

To create Crayon Art T-Shirt: Draw design on sandpaper with crayons.

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Step 2

Place cardboard inside shirt. Place sandpaper design face down on shirt. Place parchment paper on top of sandpaper. Have an adult iron over design on low heat 3–5 minutes.

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Step 3

Add details with fabric markers.

Crayon Letter Decoration

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Step 1

To create Crayon Letter Decoration: Draw outline of initial on cardstock and cut out.

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Step 2

Ask an adult to trim crayons with craft knife to fit in outline. Glue to cardstock.

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Step 3

Attach a ribbon to hang.

Crayon Melter Canvas Art

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Step 1

To create Crayon Melter Canvas Art: Sketch design on canvas in pencil. Trace over with permanent markers.

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Step 2

Break crayons into smaller pieces. Load 2–3 pieces into top of Crayon Melter. Have an adult plug in and set up Crayon Melter.

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Step 3

Hold Crayon Melter upright and press to canvas, creating dots in the open areas of the design until filled. Cool for 5 minutes.

  • Occasion:

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Back to School

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