Christmas Crafts for Kids

Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Art Project for December

This super cute melted crayon Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas art project for preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Not only is this Christmas craft a fun way to celebrate the holiday season in December, but it is a great way to explore famous artists for kids by learning about pointillism and impressionist artists. Plus this unique, and easy-to-make melted crayon project that uses the oven and it perfect for using up broken crayons.

This super cute melted crayon Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas art project for preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Not only is this Christmas craft a fun way to celebrate the holiday season in December, but it is a great way to explore famous artists for kids by learning about pointillism and impressionist artists. Plus this unique, and easy-to-make melted crayon project that uses the oven and it perfect for using up broken crayons.

Melted Crayon Christmas Tree

Use up those broken crayon pieces with a fun Christmas art project for kids! Our family loves making crayon art projects and are always looking for new ideas. This fun melted crayon Christmas tree came to me when we were learning about famous artist Seurat who used lots of little dots of color that didn’t look like anything up close, but when you stood back you could see an amazing scene with lots of objects. Our Christmas craft project is simplified for younger students such as toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students – but produces lovely results. You will be proud to hang this beautiful Christmas painting in your home or use it as a kid made Christmas present for grandparents.

break up crayon pieces for crayon artwork

Crayon Christmas tree

We LOVE melting crayons to make art at our house! So we took crayons (pieces really) and chopped them up.

place broken crayon pieces on canvas
My 4-year-old put the different pieces on a small canvas to make a Christmas tree. I love how there were so any shades of green and brown.
You can add other colors for ornaments or Christmas lights. You could also make your crayon art project into a winter scene, large ornament, holiday wreath, rudolph the red nosed reindeer, house with pretty lights, gingerbread man, or any other favorite item your child would like to create.
melt crayons in oven
I put the canvas on a cookie sheet and put in a preheated at 250 F for just 30 seconds. The idea is to go low and slow. You don’t want to burn the canvas!
This clever Christmas Tree Crayon Melting is such a unique way to make melted crayon artwork. It reuses broken crayons, is easy-to-make, and such a pretty finished art project.
TADA! Her own impressionistic piece of art! She is so pleased with herself & is thrilled to have Christmas artwork to hang up in HER room =-)
I think if we were making it again I would encourage her to use less crayon and spread it out more. I would also encourage her to pick a background color that she could make all out of the same colored crayon pieces.

What is your favorite thing you’ve made with crayons?

This magical Melting Christmas tree project is sure to bring some magic and fun into your day this holiday seasons! Try this simple, easy Christmas Science Experiments with preschoolers, kindergartners, toddlers, and grade 1 students to sneak in some fun Christmas Learning! This Chemistry Christmas tree is such a fun Christmas activity for kids to try this holiday season!  Want to add a little more magic into your Christmas holiday season this year? Your kids eyes will get wide with this fun Christmas science experiment. The best part? This Magic Melting peppermint science experiment takes literally 2 minutes to set it up! This Christmas science is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to try in December.

Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

Looking for more fun Christmas science ideas? Check these out!

Alphabet-Trace-and-Erase-Christmas-Ornaments Christmas Worksheets for Preschool Kids are going to love these interactive, Free printable Christmas Playdough Mats! Let their creativity soar as they play, learn, and strengthen their fine motor skills while helping decorate the Christmas tree, decorating the gingerbread man, helping Santa Claus getting on his iconic red suit, and more!  Simply download the pdf file with the 10 different free Christmas playdough mats to have fun with toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students this December!

Christmas Printables

Looking for ideas for fun Christmas learning with free Christmas printables? Check out these fun resources:

This No Stick Gingerbread Slime Recipe is not only fun to play with, but it smells amazing too!  This easy Gingerbread Slime is perfect for strengthening and engaging little hands for some sensory play in December. Make a gingerbread man out of slime, stretch, mold, oooooz and have lots of fun with this Christmas activity for kids! We love this Gingerbread activities with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students! This fun Rudolph Race Game is both an outrageously fun Christmas game for kids and a chance to sneak in  Christmas STEM Activities! This easy-to-set-up Rudolph Races is a Christmas Activity for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students that teaches a little physics while having FUN! This Christmas science experiment is perfect for the whole family! free-printable-christmas-BINGO-for-families

Christmas Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun Christmas printables, Christmas Crafts, and Christmas activities to fill your holiday calendar? Check out these fun ideas!

FREE Christmas Around the World Activities for Kids - kids will have fun exploring over 30 countries while they learn about other countries holiday traditions, language, flag, geography, interesting facts and more. Includes Christmas crafts, recipes, FREE Christmas Around the World worksheets and more! #christmasaroundtheworld #christmasworksheets #free super cute, free printable, Christmas Worksheets are so much fun?  Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will stay engaged as they practice Christmas math, learn abcs, work on beginning sounds, fill in the vowel, letter recognition, make a printable book, play I spy, writing prompts, and more in December. This Simply download the Christmas worksheets pdf and you are ready to make learning fun this holiday season! FREE-Gingerbread-Man-Printable-Pack

Free Christmas Worksheets

Looking for more huge Christmas Worksheets to make practicing math and literacy fun for kids? You will love these huge, free printable packs for December!

Christmas Books for Kids

          

          

        

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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