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16 Clever Ways to Use Broken Crayons
I don’t know what it is about toddlers, but they seem to be born pre-programmed to destroy crayons.
Mine is convinced it’s her job to peel the wrappers off every last one (the first time she did it, the floor was COVERED in tiny paper peelings that kept showing up all over the place for weeks).
I’m not sure we have a single unbroken crayon in the house, so this list of activities and crafts is really inspiring me! Check them out and find a new life for those broken bits:
Turn broken bits into beautiful works of art!
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How beautiful are these? We live near a huge forest that drops thousands of pinecones, so this is on my list to try over the holidays.
Melted Crayon Luminaries
How pretty would these be lining your front porch? And the perfect craft for little hands to help with.
An inexpensive silicon mold makes its easy to melt your broken crayons into new, fun shapes.
Wouldn’t these make the most gorgeous Thanksgiving decoration? I’m already plotting wear to hang mine. . .
I love a wax seal, but somehow I’d never thought of using a broken crayon to make one. Brilliant!
Wouldn’t this make a great mobile? And it’s endlessly customizable.
A little painting tape combines homemade art with the ever-popular chevron look.
Melted Crayon Ornaments
How gorgeous are these? I love the stained glass look (and the fact you need NO artistic ability to make them).
Crayon Drip Pumpkin
Want a pumpkin that will really shine this year? This is a show-stopper!
Crayon Heart Valentines
Valentine’s Day may be a way’s off, but file this great idea away for February.
Whole or broken crayons make a fun, colorful frame. Perfect for a teacher gift!
Color Blocked Crayons
This is not your basic candle – how gorgeous are these?
Crayon Name Craft
A fun homemade name print for the nursery is colorful and playful.
If a whole name seems too daunting, try a monogram version instead. Classy and simple.
I love these stacked rainbow crayons. My toddler would LOVE these.
By Alex Keller for Paper & Stitch