Make a gorgeous piece of fall art with melted crayon shavings! This is a fun activity to do with kids of all ages, and it makes a beautiful piece of autumn art to hang in your home or classroom.
Oh, how I love crafting in the fall with my daycare hooligans. The colours of the season provide us with so much creative inspiration. The skies are so blue, and the trees are bursting with vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange.
If you’re like us, you always have a bunch of broken crayons kicking around. This art project is a super way to use them up while creating a gorgeous piece of art.
Kids will need some help with his because you need to put your art in the oven for a few minutes, but they’ll enjoy grating the crayons and laying the shavings out on the “canvas” to create their colourful fall tree.
Prepping the canvas for the activity is fun too – there’s tinfoil and painting involved, so that’s another step in the process that they’ll enjoy.
They can watch the crayon wax melt in the oven, and then set when you remove it from the heat. I find the process fascinating myself!
Best of all, is the resulting piece of vibrant fall art that you can hang on a wall in your home or classroom!
Your colourful fall art will look terrific hanging in the classroom or on display in your home.
To see more photos and the step-by-step instructions for making our Melted Crayon Fall Art, click here.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.