I am so in love with these easy melted crayon christmas ornaments. They are so easy you won’t believe it, my kids had the best time helping me make them and they’re just plain pretty.
I’m one of those people that goes into the store and can’t figure out what to make with clear glass ornaments.
Every year I buy a package of clear glass ornaments and every year I just struggle trying to figure out how I can make them different than any ornaments I can buy already made.
This year I have figured it out!
But hold the phone people…. this one is going to be Le-gen-dary.
This one is so easy!
You will need clear glass ornaments. Watch out they do break! Ask me how I know.
Here’s a tip for buying clear glass ornaments on sale: Most hobby craft stores keep them stocked year round over by the glass crafts. Do not buy these during the holidays. If you go to the christmas section you’ll find the same exact ornaments in the christmas section but most likely they’ll be on sale because the christmas supplies are always on sale.
You’ll also need crayons and a hair dryer.
You may be temped to put every color of the rainbow inside the glass ornament and melt it. This might work. However there’s also a great chance you’ll wind up with a brown blob of wax.
I kept the colors simple and choose two colors for each ornament that are in the same shade family. In other words I picked a pink and magenta for one ball, mint and bright green for the other, and navy blue and light blue for the third ball.
That way I didn’t have to worry about what color I could get when the colors mixed.
Start by cutting off a few pieces of the crayon. I used about 1/4″ from each crayon cut into smaller pieces with scissors.
Take the cap off of the ornament. They’re usually very easy to remove just be careful because you are working with glass.
Put the crayon pieces inside of the ornament once the cap is removed.
Plugin your hair dryer because it’s time to have some fun.
Hold the hair dryer close (but not touching) to the area of the ornament where the crayon pieces are at.
The hair dryer is going to make the ornament very warm. If your kids are helping you it’s best to let them hold the hair dryer while you hold the ornament. You can also slip on a glove to protect your hand.
As the crayon starts to melt start turning the ornament, keeping the blow dryer close to the crayon pieces.
If the crayon piece sticks to an area, just heat it up with the hair dryer and it’ll start moving again.
If at anytime it starts getting too hot to hold comfortably, just take a quick break. You can reheat it and finish it when your hands have cooled down.
I did all mine at one time but my hands are used to being glued together so they’re tough.
Once you have all the crayon pieces melted or you’re happy with the design you’re done! Add the cap back onto the ornament and it’s ready to hang.
I made a green one as well but then I dropped it. Did I mention they can break?
These would be great decorations for a rainbow christmas tree or to give as a gift!
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