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any craft ideas for a crayon themed party

Posted by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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My dd turns 8 on St. Patrick's Day. She wants a artsey theme crayon party. She loves to do crafts. I am looking for some cheap fun crafts that are easy to do for about 5 kids some of them  will be toddlers.

Thank you

Allyson

by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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kayleighsmummy
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM

melt old crayons.......... put them into a mold and make new ones for the kids to take home :) Multi colored.

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eds6619
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM

ditto

SanDiegoMaxMom
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Stained glass windows......draw/color on wax paper, cover with another piece of wax paper, iron (adult or older child) put a boarder of cardstock or ribbon around and voila...stained glass window!

stefaniejane
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 12:56 PM

It would be really neat to find shamrock shaped molds... and copy st. patty's themed coloring pages!  My daughter will turn one on St. Patty's day... so we're not quite there yet, but I'm trying to incorporate shamrocks into her "Tea Party."

hms1223
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Just a warning about the Shamrock theme....my birthday is Dec 23 and now that I am in my thirties I hate everything Christmas because it was ALWAYS tied into my birthday.  I would get ornaments as presents or have parties where we decorated cookies.

So just a warning that you might just want to go generic.

The melting crayons is terrific!  Did it for christmas and gave them to a bunch of toddler cousins with a dollar store coloring book attached.  You can get mini molds in all different shapes and the kids can help peel the wrappers and break up the crayons.

I like the stained glass idea too.

Good luck!

eds6619
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 4:52 PM

I just did the melted crayons idea for my dd's party and used in the treat bags.

branda32
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM

crayon-roll-1.jpg

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/04/25/on-a-roll/

Coloring Book and Crayon Tote Bag Tutorial

http://christynelson.net/blog/2008/12/learn-how-to-make-coloring-book-and.html

I think these would be great party favors.  I've been thinking about making them for my son's class at the end of the school year. They'd be handy on our summer road trips.  Or to take to a restaraunt.

Linkat2000
by on Feb. 23, 2009 at 8:39 AM

I googled crayon crafts and found tons of ideas.  I would definitely do the melted down crayons...you can melt them down in the microwave in a paper cup too and pour them into candy molds so you can have tons of different shapes...to make them harden quick, put them in the freezer. 

Also, I remember when I was younger drawing a picture with crayons and then coloring over the picture with a black crayon really hard.  Then we took toothpicks or paper clips and scratched off different designs and it came out really neat looking. 

Another idea I thought of was finding a clear wax crayon (the ones you use on eggs at easter) and writing a message on white paper.  Then use watercolors to paint over it to reveal a secret message. 

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3747526

http://www.crayola.com/crafts/

Hope this helps!  There are also TONS of great crayon decorations at Oriental Trading!

Lindsay Wilson

Kristie_S
by on Feb. 24, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Try this website: http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/

Type in "Crayon party" in the search. There are tons of party ideas there.

 

I would do the melting of the crayons. I did some for Valentines day for my daughters preschool class & they loved them. I had bought the silcone hearts shapes & put them in there. I baked them in the oven at 225 degrees for about 10 minutes or until melted. They came out really well. I don't recommend putting them in the freezer, as some of mine cracked.

You could always get the smaller poster board paper & some paints & let them paint a picture to take home.

 

Good luck for the party!

maggie13
by on Feb. 24, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Ok so I am I little off...but make sugar cookies in the shape of a crayon and let them color them with things.

I have always liked making iron transfers with crayon colored art work. It works on all sorts of things.

check out http://www.crayola.com/ for more things to do. I like their idea for iron transfers. They have one craft that takes a good crayon and it is hot glued to hair clips. They even have used the crayons to decorate frames, boxes, and cups.

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