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Marbleized Melted Crayon Ornaments

These crayon Marbleized Crayon Christmas Ornaments are gorgeous! The beautiful marbled effect of the melted crayons is just stunning. It makes a great Christmas activity for kids and the perfect homemade Christmas gifts.

Melted Crayon Ornaments - this Christmas crafts makes GORGEOUS holiday ornaments! What a fun diy, homemade ornament that is EASY for kids to make; kid made Christmas present. Perfect for ornaments kids can make with help or for moms #christmasornaments #ornamentcrafts #chrsitmascrafts

Post Updated: Post originally published December 15, 2014.

Melted Crayon Ornaments

These Marbleized Crayon Christmas Ornament are spectacularly beautiful!  I don’t think my pictures did them justice, but they are truly a beautiful work of art for our tree.

These melted crayon ornaments are easy to make plus kids love to help make these! Both you and the kids will be impressed by the beautiful marble effect the melted crayon makes in these one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments.

Crayon Ornaments

melted crayon craft for kids

To make Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments you will need:

pick shades of the same color

Although you can mix different colors, I highly suggest you make each ornament a certain color and pick shades of that color. It gives a really pretty marbled effect. When you mix colors, you can end up with a brown ornament by mistake if the crayons over mix.

cut little flakes for quickeest crayon melting

I find that cutting the crayon pieces into little chunks or shavings works best as it will shorten the amount of time you need to melt the crayons in the ornament.

kids will love helping to make a melted crayon chrsitmas ornament craft

Your willing helpers can then put the crayon pieces inside the glass ornament. Now put the top back on.

melting crayonsMelting Crayons

I suggest parents do this part

You will want to wear heavy winter gloves or use a good put holder because the glass will get hot as you point the hair dryer at the ornament. It needs to get hot to melt the crayons.

As the crayons begin to melt inside you will gently rotate your ornament to cover all the inside glass and create a really pretty pattern at the same time. It only takes about 20 seconds or so.

I did the holding of the ornaments at our house while the crayons were melting. I thought it was just safer. It never got to hot using my winter gloves. Please remember to use caution as you would completing any craft.

Crayon Ornaments

Here is our first completed ornament. I just love the effect. These are so pretty; I think they rival any store bought ball ornament!

Crayon Christmas Ornaments

Crayon Christmas Ornaments

Here are  the 10 Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments we made. My favorites are the mostly one color with swirls of marble painted effect colors in the same hue.

But in case you were curious, the two on the right were made with a mixture of colors. My husband thinks the upper right looks like the bouncy balls for sale in the 80s. We made it with red, yellow, and blue. The one on the bottom right was white, gold, pink, and green. Still pretty, but my favorites are the more striking bold single colors.

 diy Christmas Ornaments

These fun, easy to make Melted Crayon Ornaments are going to be a favorite Christmas Activity for Kids at your house. They make beautiful additions to any tree and wonderful kid made Christmas gifts for Grandparents, neighbors, or friends.

If you are admiring the beautiful bowl the ornaments are in, we made it! Here are directions for one of my kid’s favorite crafts – our kid-made Colorful Bowl Craft for Kids.

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  • You can do the same with liquid paints. Clean your bulbs with alcohol let dry pour paint down the sides then move the bulb around to speed paint then turn upside and rain exeses paint out. It will marble and move until it dries. I have done 2 colors and 3 colors

  • I’m wondering about storage — would they crayons re-melt and become blobs in the bottoms of the ornaments? We store our Christmas stuff in the attic where it gets really hot in the summer.

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