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When I think of buying supplies for crafts to do with Lennox, Crayola is what comes to mind first, as the best of the best and must kid-friendly. There is something about Crayola that is just perfection! The quality never is lacking when the name has Crayola in it, that is something I have learned after buying other craft products that don’t even come close to Crayola’s products. So when I saw that Crayola products were on rollback at Walmart recently, I decide to stock up and get crafting!
It just happens that this past weekend, we went from 80 degrees on Saturday to 20 degrees and icy on Sunday. What better way to spend a cold, icy day – than doing some crafts together! I wanted to incorporate some different and unique types of art into Lennox’s crafts, so that she didn’t feel like it was the same ol’ thing again! I think I accomplished just that too. Today I’m going to share three of those crafts for you! For these crafts, the Crayola products that you will need are Crayola Crayons, Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk and Crayola Washable Kids’ Paint! I told you, I love Crayola!
What you will need:
- Crayola Washable Kids’ Paints
- Canvas or paper
- Empty Soda Bottle
- Plastic Forks
- Paint Brush
- Paper Plates
For this project, you can help out your child or you can let them do it all themselves, it really is up to how you want it to come out in the end! I am going to be using this as part of my canvas painting series that Lennox is doing for our home office, so I helped her out a little bit so that it doesn’t go totally crazy! It really is quite simple though!
STEP ONE: Select which paint colors to use and pour a little of each color onto paper plates. Use one fork per color.
STEP TWO: Dip the forks into the paint and press them onto the canvas. Let your child decide how many flowers and where to put them – you will add stems later!
STEP THREE: Once finished with the forks, use the empty soda bottle and cover the bottom in paint. When this is pressed onto the canvas, it will make a different type of flower. I had planned on having Lennox put multiple big flowers, but she decided she only wanted one! She needed to have her “creative freedom” I guess!
STEP FOUR: Once all of your flowers are on the canvas, its time to paint on the green stems and any other decorations you want (Lennox added a sun, and a random green blob!) That’s it! This is what our final picture looked like:
Lennox thought this one was really silly since we were using different things to paint with rather than just a paint brush! I love using these canvas’ too – you can find them for very cheap at craft stores when they have a sale!
Colored Sand Art Using Salt and Chalk
What you will need for this craft:
- Salt (or sugar)
- Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk
- Plastic Ziplock Bags
- Container to use for sand art
- Candle (if making a centerpiece like we did)
For this craft, we decided to make a spring time centerpiece for our table. I remember creating containers of sand art projects as a kid all the time – it was so fun, yet so simple! Finding a way to do it even cheaper with items you may already have in your home was key on this project! Note: this project can be done with salt or sugar, but I figured salt was probably better incase it got knocked over!
STEP ONE: Pour about 1/4 of a salt container into a plastic ziplock style bag and add 1 stick of Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk. Seal the bag.
STEP TWO: You will want to roll your hands over the bag, moving the salt around and over the chalk. This will start turning the color of the salt into whatever chalk color you added. This step does take some time, but Lennox enjoyed rolling back and forth and watching the salt change colors! I found that some salt would leak out, so another reason why salt seems better than sugar!
STEP THREE: Once all the colors are complete, you are ready to our the colored salt sand into your container. Remove the piece of chalk before pouring. I also poured our sand into a measuring cup with a spout, as I found that easier for Lennox to pour. You could also cut the corner of the bag off or use a funnel if you have one! Switch colors at anytime until your container is full!
And that’s it for this project too! Lennox thought it was really neat to see how the colors didn’t mix together and she kept checking out each layer after we finished another color. Here is how our final sand art centerpiece came out:
Handprint Tree with Crayon Leaves
For this craft project, you will need:
- Crayola Crayons
- Glue Stick
This project is pretty simple but Lennox really enjoyed doing it. Anything that involves her handprint – I’m a big fan of. I just love the reminder of how tiny she really is!
STEP ONE: Trace your child’s hand (or let them trace it).
STEP TWO: Let your child color in the handprint as they please – this will be the base and branches of the tree!
STEP THREE: Once the base of the tree is all done, pick out some crayons that have different colors of wrappers. Peel the wrapper off of a few crayons, this will be the leaves for the tree. This is a great idea when you have crayons that are broken or need sharpening – save those paper wrappers!
STEP FOUR: Spread the glue stick over the top of the handprint tree and press the crayon wrappers randomly on the paper to make leaves.
That’s it! You can let your child embellish the picture however they please. Lennox added some different color sky colors and a big knot in the tree trunk. I added a green bushy tree around the leaves! There is just something about a nice new big box of crayons and looking through all the colors. Lennox loved finding all the colors that were metallic or sparkly (how girly is she, really?). This is how our final picture looked:
So those are our three Crayola #ColorfulCreations craft projects! They are all great to do inside, on a cold, snowy or rainy day, like we had this past weekend. Be creative and try finding everyday objects that can be turned into crafts. And, don’t forget to head to Walmart next time you need some new art supplies and head to the Crayola craft aisle! You won’t regret it!
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