Handmade ornaments make the best gifts! They’re also the perfect touch to a family Christmas tree. This Recycled Crayon Kids’ Christmas Ornament craft is a fun, unique project to do with children this holiday season.
Recycled Crayon Kids’ Christmas Ornament
I just can’t get enough of this kid-made ornament!
Each design is so beautiful and unique. There aren’t two that are the same.
I just know that you and your children are going to have a wonderful time creating fun memories with this craft project!
- Crayons (use old broken crayons)
- Wax Paper
- Crayon Sharpener (we now use this AMAZING electric crayon sharpener!)
- Hole Punch
- Xacto Knife
Instructions for making the ornaments
Remove papers from old broken crayons. The easiest way is to slice through the paper with an xacto knife (only adults should use an xacto knife).
Add them to a pile and let your kids have fun peeling the labels off. They should come right off. Some older crayons may have a small amount of glue residue left behind, just rub it off.
If they don’t come off or you don’t use a knife, you can soak the crayons like we did with our Halloween recycled crayon project.
Use a crayon sharpener and sharpen like colored crayons into a pile.
Add like colored crayons to a ziploc bag or container and set aside. Continue this step with other colors.
Use a plastic sharpener and let the kids help!
Lay down a large piece of wax paper on a protected surface. Sprinkle crayon shavings onto the wax paper and have fun experimenting with different color combinations.
Add a second piece of wax paper on top of the shavings.
Iron across the wax paper on the lowest setting. If you want to protect your iron, iron over an old dish towel.
Iron until all of the wax has melted.
Allow the paper to cool and then trace a circle onto the paper. Use a cup or container for tracing the circles more easily.
Cut each circle out.
Use a hole punch to add a hole to the top of the ornament.
Cut a piece of twine or pretty Christmas ribbon to create a loop for hanging the ornament on the tree.
Your kids’ Christmas ornament is done and ready to enjoy!
Your children will love to see their new creation hanging on the family Christmas tree. You might also consider giving these as gifts to a loved one.
If you are making these in the classroom, you can wrap them up and send them home for students to give to their families as a gift!
For more kids’ Christmas ornament ideas, hop over and check out our list of Festive and Simple Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments!