Five Upcycled Crayon Crafts

crayon monogram from Frugal Life ProjectLooking for Christmas gifts yet? This crayon monogram from Frugal Life Project is especially nice because 1) you get to use broken crayons and 2) you don’t have to peel them!

To make these straight, even cuts (which is at least half the charm of the monogram), score all the way around the crayon with an x-acto knife, break the crayon at the score, and then sand or cut away any sticky-outy bits.

[Image by Frugal Life Project, used with attribution]

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  2. The melted crayon canvas artwork is pretty neat and have now seen them everywhere. I would not however consider it to be upcycled at all though since they are new, personally I think it would of been more useful to donate to a kid/school (as far as talking about upcycle, reduce and whatnot) but hey that’s just me and my HO…

    1. Good point! You could probably make a crayon canvas work by using half-used crayons that are still in their wrappers, or at least still have some wrapper to work with. We homeschool, and so we have a couple of nice boxes of “school” crayons, mostly so that I know that my kiddos have a complete box with a full spectrum of colors for their schoolwork. If a crayon gets more than 1/3 used, however, it’s too hard for little fingers to get it out of the box, and so I generally replace that color and toss the used crayon in our crayon crafts bin. Those different-sized crayons might make an even more interesting crayon canvas…

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