We have a simple and child-friendly ornament for you today that you can make with your children and grandchildren. I found this project on Pinterest, and it appealed to me because it was something I could do with Little Miss. She loves doing anything with her hands. She loves to help me cook and bake, and she really gets into coloring, painting, and building things. When Mom, Little Miss and I were in Florida for a week recently, we thought it would be fun to do some Christmas crafts, and this is one that we did.
To do this craft, you need Crayola crayons, clear Christmas ornaments, utility scissors, a grater, foil, and a hair dryer. We read that the Crayola brand melts the best, so you can just use old ones that are broken. Also, we used plastic ornaments, but glass ones would probably work better. The plus for using plastic ornaments is that Mom dropped one, and it didn’t break. However, they do get a little soft from the hair dryer heat, so plastic balls might get a dent in them here and there, but that’s okay. We put foil on the table to protect it.
First up, you need to remove the paper from the crayons. Little Miss loved doing this.
For the red and green ornament, we grated crayons that were those two colors. Then we just sprinkled them into the tiny hole at the top of the clear ornament and turned on a hair dryer.
One of us held the hair dryer and one held the ball, which got really hot. One person should be able to do this project alone, but just use a towel to help hold the ornaments and protect your hands from the heat.
For the next ornaments, we cut the crayons into little pieces using utility scissors. Then we just dropped mixed colors into the balls and turned on the hair dryer. As the crayons melted, we kept turning the balls so the colors would blend.
No two ornaments are alike, and they truly do look like expensive custom-made ornaments I have seen in high-end shops. We were so pleased with how these ornaments looked at the end and were sorry we didn’t have more balls with us. You could make a bunch of them in an hour if you have all of your items gathered and in one place. Have fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit with us. Let us know if you make these ornaments.