This is such a fun ornament to make. It’s a lot of fun coming up with different colour combinations and experimenting with them. Plus, who doesn’t love melting wax!
During a girls crafting weekend in October a friend of mine brought these materials down for us to try this craft. It was a hit! Super fun to make, every one looked different, and we could all personalize with our favourite colours.
- Glass Christmas ornaments (I used hearts)
- Crayola wax crayons (this brand is said to melt the best)
- A sharp knife, hair dryer, tea towel, oven mitt, and small container
- Choose 3-4 crayons per ornament. Cut it up into little pieces about 1 mm or 2, using 6-10 pieces of crayon per ornament (depending on size).
- Stick the crayon pieces in the ornament.
- I put the ornament in a plastic yogurt container at the beginning and put the hair dryer on high, I covered the container with a tea towel to keep it from flying out. It gets REALLY hot with the hair dryer so use the oven mitts and tea towel to handle the ornament, and more importantly protect your hands from the heat. It seems like it takes forever, but once it starts to melt it goes a lot faster.
- Once the crayon starts to melt I picked up the ornament and started turning it, heating the wax as I went with the hair dryer. Make sure you get the whole ornament so there are no clear spots, it is super noticeable afterwards.
Here are some of my favourite colour combos to make:
My hands were super sensitive to heat by then so make sure the adult does this part, or you have your older child wear oven mitts. My toddler helped by inserting the crayon pieces, selecting the colours, and aiming the hair dryer at the start. We both had a lot of fun making it.Try your creativity at making this beautiful melted wax ornament. Click To Tweet