Melted Crayon Ornaments

Create melted crayon art in the form of DIY ornaments. Melted crayon shavings and a few other supplies turn mason jar lids into homemade holiday decorations!

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  • Crayola Crayons
  • Wax Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • String
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  • Mason Jar Lids
  • Crayon Sharpener

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This craft includes the use of a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.
  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener on hand.


Step 1

Unwrap 2–6 crayons, then use crayon sharpener to create shavings

Step 2

Lay a piece of wax paper on a protected surface. Evenly sprinkle the shavings onto the wax paper.

Step 3

Place a slightly larger piece of wax paper over the shavings and seal the edges with duct tape.

Step 4

With the help of an adult, use a hairdryer to melt the shavings. Let cool 15 minutes.

Step 5

Loop string through mason jar lids, then tie to create the ornament hangers.

Step 6

Use mason jar lid to measure and trace a circle on the wax paper.

Step 7

Cut out the circles with scissors and trim to fit, if needed.

Step 8

Carefully press the circles into the open top of mason jar lid.

Step 9

Hang on your tree or around the house!

Illustrated Crayon Character