What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

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What to do with crayons? How about 35 kids activities for them, other than coloring!

Everyone has at least one pack of crayons, right?

We seem to have them all over.

35 uses for crayons - they're not just for coloring! 

What to do with crayons, besides color?

My kids don’t like to color. [Seriously, anything but coloring… any experiment, art project, or even craft, and they’re all for it.] Although, we’ve just recently discovered twistables crayons, affiliate link, and the kids love them!

Well, turns out, a lot. I’ve searched for some fun ideas to do with our crayons, and came up with 35 uses for our crayons. Things to create with crayons [some craftier things], some art ideas for crayons, and even some activities to do with crayons!

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Create with Crayons:

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Crayon Monogram
Mama Mia’s Heart 2 Heart
Upcycled Crayons
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Picture Frame
Felt So Cute
A Crayon Wrapped Dish
The Celebration Shoppe
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Crayon Drawing Lanterns
Crayon Egg Candles
Red Ted Art
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Crayon Wreath
Paint on the Canvas
Melted Crayon Luminaries
Aunt Peaches
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Melted Crayon Paperweights
Fakin’ It
Melted Crayon Batik Fabric
Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
What to do with crayons
Sandpaper Iron Transfer

Art with Crayons:

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Scribble Tape Resist
Lines Across
Wax Crayon Etching
Nurture Store
What to do with crayons baked crayon art
Melted Crayon Pointillism Art
Helping Little Hands
Baked Crayon Art
Messy Kids
crayon rubbings melted crayon art
Crayon Rubbings
Learning Developmental Activities
Melted Crayon Art on a Hot Day
Kids Activities Blog
sandpaper crayon art crayon eggs
Sandpaper Art
Come Together Kids
Decorate Easter Eggs
crayon tree crayon leaves
Tree Leaf Shavings
Let’s Lasso the Moon
Stained Glass Leaves
Having Fun at Home
crayon shavings drawing watercolor crayon resist
Draw in Crayon Shavings Watercolor Crayon Resist
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
hair dryer melted crayon tape resist hair dryer crayons
Hair Dryer Melt
Chasing Cheerios
Tape Resist Initial Art
Dilly Dali Art
crayons and shaving cream warming tray crayons
Shaving Cream & Crayons
Kids Activities Blog
Coloring on Warming Tray
Paint Cut Paste

Activities with Crayons:

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Color Match & Sort Shades of Colors
The Inspired Apple
crayon box activity watercolor crayon art
“The Crayon Box That
Talked” Activity
First Grade to the Core
Water Balloons on Crayon Art
No Time For Flash Cards
truck coloring bundle coloring
Truck Crayon Drawing
When You Never Expect Two
A Bundle of Colors
Teach Preschool


Need more inspiration for your crayons?
I have an ongoing collection on my Pinterest Color Me a Crayon board.

So, let’s be honest.

How many crayons do you have lying around, broken up, or not used.

What will you do with your crayons?

What about Balloons? Clicks the image below for 30 ways to play with balloons!

Balloon activities for kids

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  1. Michelle says

    Awsome ideas for crayons. When I was little we collected old pieces of broken used crayons during the year . Near Mothers Day we collected a school milk carton bought at school ,rinse it out an dried. We then had a washer on a piece of waxed twine. At one end was the washer and on the other end a pensil that was laid across the milk carton. The teacher had a hotplate. She first melted the blue and poured about a 1/4 of carton. Then repeated the step after allowing the crayon to set with red , pink, orange,green, etc. After allowing it to set again we then peeled the carton off. What beautiful candles we each had to take home at the end of the year.

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  3. Barbara says

    Hello I love the Ideas they are pretty cool but to messy for my folks the crayon melting is going to be hard I’m a artist I make pictures of nature Peale and dogs. So the melting will come in hand.

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