Five Homemade Kids’ Craft Supplies

crayons

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]

Written by Maria

Hey there! I'm Maria Raffaelle and I currently live in Chicago, IL. I have a passion for all things eco-friendly in makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion. The crafter in me loves to put a DIY twist on beauty too! One of my goals is to help women realize that they are all beautiful; no matter their size, shape, or skin. Let's celebrate the beauty in each of us, together!

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