Five Homemade Kids’ Craft Supplies


5. Crayons

Over on Mahalo, there are two recipes for making your own crayons. The first calls for Ivory Snow soap flakes, but I would suggest grating up a bar of your favorite natural soap. Then, there’s a how-to on recycling old bits of crayon to make big, chunky ones. Or you can make your own layers crayons, which Julie previously taught us.

Making art and craft supplies is a fun activity to do with your kids and they’ll be proud of themselves as they create their masterpieces. These would also make great gifts for other children in your life. I know my nephew is going to love getting some homemade crayons in his stocking this year!

Do you have any craft supplies that you enjoy making at home? I would love to get more recipes and ideas. Feel free to leave a comment with some of your homemade ideas.

[Paint hands image by abbey*christine via Flickr Creative Commons, watercolors image by jpmatth via Flickr Creative Commons, Playdough image by mini-eco, Poster paint image by Pepper Paints, Glue image by Rakka via Flickr Creative Commons, Crayons image by ….Tim via Flickr Creative Commons]

2 thoughts on “Five Homemade Kids’ Craft Supplies”

  1. Hi Maria,

    I just want you to know that you have used my image here without crediting me at all.

    The play dough image is mine and comes from my article “Natural dye for homemade playdough” (

    Sorry to leave this message as a comment but I couldn’t see any other way of contacting you.

    I’m more than happy for you to use the image but would like a credit.

    Kind regards, Kate (

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