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Broken Crayon Art

Broken Crayon Art
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

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Nicole Duggan
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Finally! The perfect art project to use up all of your broken and used crayons.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Broken Crayon Art

Draw a picture on thick card stock, or find an image in a coloring book to cut out and glue onto the card stock. He chose an Angry Bird. (Thankfully, we have a coloring book, so I didn't have to try to draw it.) Then we decided what colors we needed and gathered all the broken crayons we could find in those colors.

Broken Crayon Art

Next, peel all the paper off of the crayons. This was more difficult and time consuming than I thought it would be, so I used a knife to cut a line down the crayon through the paper. This made it much easier to peel the paper off.

Broken Crayon Art
Put each color in a different plastic bag. Break the crayons into tiny pieces. We didn't have a hammer on hand so we used the back of a heavy ice cream scooper. It worked out great. This was his favorite part of the whole craft!
Broken Crayon Art

Work on one section of your drawing at a time. Put a large amount of glue in the section and place the crayons onto it. Don't sprinkle them like glitter--pick up the pieces and place them on.

Broken Crayon Art

Continue putting all of your pieces of crayon onto the drawing, pushing them gently into the glue. Once your picture is covered, let it dry (several hours). It looks so cool! So many people have commented on it and asked how we made it. It's the best way to use your old crayons!


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