Make crayon pictures

Make crayon pictures

Do you have old broken crayons lying all over the place? Help the kids create a melted crayon picture with this fun art and craft activity that will use up all those old crayons. Watch the video below to see how it's all done!

What you need:

  • old crayons
  • cheese grater
  • tea towel
  • grease-proof or wax paper
  • iron
  • adult assistance

Number of players:


Watch the below video to see how you can create a unique picture out of melted crayons. Thanks to our sister compnay Kidspot Australia for creating this.

Gather up old crayons and divide these into different colours. Grate the crayons using a cheese grater into piles.

It's best to keep the colours separate, but your little artist may prefer blended colours.

Encourage your child to make a design or picture on the wax paper using the gratings – perhaps a sun and trees or a love heart.

When they are finished, cover this with another piece of wax paper and using a cool iron, iron the two pieces together to melt the grated crayon.

Peel off the top layer of paper to reveal your melted crayon picture.

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