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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Crayons are the obvious staple for any artistic kid. Coloring with crayons has been a pastime for countless kids throughout the years. No matter what your age is, you probably have some fond memories of breaking out a new coloring book, opening up a fresh box of crayons and letting your creativity run wild. Now, with the help of some creative parents and the internet, we have found lots of creative and fun ways to get some use out of our favorite craft supply.
Summer Craft Ideas – Eighteen25
Heat up stones in the oven and you have a sure-fire way to keep the kids entertained. Even adults will love watching the crayon wax melt as they draw. It produces a glossy and clean finish that almost looks glazed. Just make sure to remind the kids that the rocks are hot!
Sandpaper Printed T-Shirt – Alphamom
Who knew you could create a custom t-shirt from materials you already have? Let the kids go crazy, or draw a design with pencil and have the children fill in. They will be so proud to show off their finished shirts!
Hot Glue Crayon Rubbings – Mess For Less
We’ve all done the nature rubbings with pencils; take it a step further and more colorful with these fun pictures! Spell out the child’s name for some unique wall art, or add in your favorite quote.
We all love melting down old broken crayons to create new ones. You can make different shapes with muffin tins or ice makers, but what I love about these is that they still produce bright colors. Sometimes, melting down crayons can cause them to mix and make a muddy brown color, not as much fun.
Rainbow Crayon Resist – The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Just like many of us have done on Easter Eggs, white crayons can be used with watercolors to create resist paintings. Reveal a secret message or create a unique design with a fun resist painting!
Have you done anything fun with crayons lately? Let us know!!
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