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These DIY Christmas ornaments for kids are fun, simple, quick, and unique. You will only need a few supplies to make a beautiful ornament. Because it is so easy to make, it is also a great idea for kids to make at a Christmas party, at church, or at school.
Fast and Easy Christmas Craft – Crayon Shavings Ornament
This DIY crayon Christmas ornament is easy and doesn’t make too much of a mess. These ornaments can be put on your tree or even given away as presents to family and loved ones. Because they are made using crayon shavings, no two ornaments are going to be the same making it a truly unique gift. This easy Christmas Craft also does not take very long to make. It only took about 20 or 30 minutes to make all three of these. I hope you enjoy!
Supplies for Your DIY Christmas Ornament
- Crayons – Any crayons will do, but I used some we received from restaurants and grocery stores.
- Crayon sharpener – I found this one with different size sharpener holes. They can also be found at a dollar store.
- Hair dryer – Any hair dryer will do as long as it gets warm enough.
- Clear plastic ornaments –We want these to be clear so you can see the finished product and plastic so they do not break if dropped.
- Funnel –In lieu of a funnel, you can use a piece of rolled construction paper taped together.
Directions to Make a DIY Christmas Ornament
1. First, choose the color of crayons you wish and have your child or yourself sharpen the crayons to make colored shavings.
2. Using a funnel or construction paper, pour the crayon shavings into the ornament. My toddler really liked watching the shavings fall into the ornament.
3.Next, close the ornament top with the shavings inside
4. While rotating the ornament, have you or your child use the hair dryer to melt the crayon shavings inside of the ornament. I would not let your child hold the ornament while the hair dryer is on it as the ornament gets very hot. It may even be a good idea to use and oven mitt or glove.
5. Write your child’s name and date on the ornament for a keepsake.
Congratulation! You now have a beautiful, one of a kind, crafty ornament. My toddler loved picking out the different colors and trying to sharpen the crayons. She and I were very happy with the finished product.