Crayon Christmas ornaments

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Since my Christmas board is the board I pin to most frequently these days, I thought I’d try another Christmas craft.

We decorate these ornaments, using paint, with the kids at work. It’s an easy craft that always turns out. But awhile ago I pinned this…the same idea as the paint, but it uses broken crayon pieces instead.

You need glass ball ornaments, crayons, a hairdryer, knife to cut crayons. And having a pair of gloves could be useful!

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Choose your colors…

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Take the paper off the crayons and cut into pieces:

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It’s recommended to use 4 or 5 pieces of crayon in each ornament.

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Now you hold the ornament with one hand, and hold the hairdryer in the other hand, directly underneath the crayon pieces, to melt the wax. It takes a minute for the wax to start to melt. Swirl the wax around to make designs or to cover the inside of the ball completely (this is what I did). I wore knitted gloves to hold the ornament, which helped as the heat from the hairdryer makes the ornament hot to touch.

Finished product:

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I wish I had bought an extra box of ornaments…next time, I would experiment with the different colors. I would also make some with just a stripe or two of wax swirled on the inside.

What is your favorite Christmas craft?

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Christmas tree craft

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It’s definitely a busy time of year! Since it’s December, my Pinterest pins lately have been Christmas related. And honestly, even then, most of them would just remain pins until next year or the year after. But this year, mostly because of this blog, I’ve found I’ve been going through my Christmas board and trying ideas I pinned last year (while still pinning lots of new ideas :).

I’m fortunate that I get to test out many of the pinned ideas with the kids at work.

This week we made a Christmas tree craft, inspired by this pin.

I liked how each child was able to create their own design…but when they were placed together to form a tree, the triangles complimented each other.

All that is needed is an uneven number of equilateral triangles! I printed an equilateral triangle I found on a search engine and enlarged it with a photocopier. Then we cut out the triangles out of green bristle board. The kids decorated their triangles with sequins and stickers.

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Our tree is made of 25 triangles. We added a star on the top and a brown piece of construction paper for the trunk….

Voila!

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