More Crayons Picks
Any art supply collection generally contains broken, stray and worn-down crayons. Don't throw these potentially useful little tools away. You can recycle them into exciting, educational and fun tools for creating. Transform the ragged shards of crayons into new, solid coloring implements in the shape of the letters of the alphabet. This makes the crayons exciting for children. It also provides a subtle means of reviewing and teaching the letters.
Since their creation, crayons have helped children to color and create art. Over time, wax-based crayons become broken or worn down from use. Instead of throwing out old broken crayons, recycle them into new crayons. Kids will enjoy this project and will learn the importance of recycling. These re-purposed crayons are ideal for younger children to hold in their little hands and will not break as easily as regular crayons.
Creating a vibrant, bright and uniquely colored crayon at home is a simple craft for both kids and adults. Crayons can be made out of a variety of materials, but most commonly homemade crayons are made from beeswax. Once the beeswax is melted you can mix food colorings together and create different intensities of color and vibrancy. The crayons can then be set into different shapes using a muffin tins or cookie cutters.
An airplane is a great shape for a crayon. The wings can be used to draw fine lines, the round nose will draw thicker lines and the tail will cover large areas quickly. And it can soar around the room in formation with the other colors when it is taking a break from coloring. Recycle old broken crayons into a fleet of of fresh new crayon airplanes for your favorite child.
Large chunky crayons shaped like hearts are straightforward to make, and they are excellent gifts or party favors. Teach young children to make heart crayons out of their old crayons, or make a number of them to hand out at weddings or other romantic gatherings. Make your heart crayons out of crayons of complimentary colors or out of colors that do not match at all, creating a unique variegated effect.