Ah, crayons…such versatile, waxy, brightly pigmented goodness! My little girls have a couple of nice boxes of unbroken, new-ish crayons reserved for schoolwork and special art projects, and a giant bin of broken, half-wrapped, stubby, old crayons, gathered here and there and everywhere, that we use for everything else.
Old crayons may seem like a nuisance to have underfoot, but they are incredible art supplies, and you can make some surprisingly sophisticated creations with them. Here are five projects, from canvas art to kid crafts, to get you started:
You can color with crayons, sure, but you can also do a lot of other things with that wax and pigment. For beautiful abstract canvas art, try your hand at crayon encaustic art–all you need are some unwrapped crayons, a canvas to work on, and a candle!
To easily unwrap a crayon, slice the paper wrapper all the way down the side of the crayon (carefully!) with an x-acto knife, then simply slip the wrapper off.