Crayola Crayon Melter
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The holiday season is a favorite here in the Adams’ house. Not only does it mean we are pulling out Christmas decorations but it also means homemade baked treats and do-it-yourself gifts! Instead of stressing over what the perfect gift to purchase is, we prefer making our gifts for the grandparents, teachers and friends! Purchasing gifts for four children can get expensive. We try to DIY most of our gifts not only to save money but to make the gift more meaningful and personal. The Crayola Crayon Melter allowed for us to knock out a whole slew of do-it-yourself gifts and even some homemade Christmas décor!
Each year as I pull out the totes of Christmas decorations, I enjoy looking back at the craft projects my children have created over the years and I begin to plan for the current year’s holiday season. The Crayola Crayon Melter came in handy when planning our DIY ornament project and knocking out some of the grandparent gifts.
Information from manufacture’s website:
Run for the shelves and grab your old box of crayons, because there’s a new way to color your world with Crayola crayons! Our Crayon Melter brings renewed life to Crayola crayon sets everywhere with melted crayon artwork that’s easier than ever before to create. Now you can make Crayon drip art without a hair dryer. This fun crafting tool is a great way to add detail to your drawings, texture to your sculptures, or doodles to your pencil jar. It has a low-heat tip and dries cool, so it’s safe for kids 8 & up to enjoy. Simply use the included wrapper-ripper to remove labels from crayons and insert a Crayola crayon only into the heated melter unit to get started. If you plan to change colors and wish to avoid color mixing, wait for the Crayon Melter to cool down and clean it between colors. For an even flow, make sure to give crayons the proper time to melt, and use small pieces of broken crayon to switch over colors faster. In addition to the 8 crayons included with this starter set, you can always use your crayon boxes from home. A great gift idea for holidays and birthdays, this colorful tool is fun for a variety of arts and crafts, school projects, and everyday creative activities.
The Crayon Melter has been named one of the Best Toys of 2018 by Parents magazine. It is also a winner of the 2018 National Parenting Product Awards and the 2018 Play that Advances Language Awards.
The crayon melter was super easy to use. The instructions were clear enough that even my youngest could understand how to safely operate it. I do recommend adult supervision as the melted crayon can potentially stain surfaces it comes in contact with. I don’t know about your kids, but mine enjoy a hands-on project. They were over the moon when I pulled out the Crayola Crayon melter!
We started with a little practice. Conveniently, the melter kit comes with a few practice papers in order to get the hang of the melter tool. We broke the crayon apart and fed it into the top of the melter. The tool warmed up quickly and my son was writing with it in no time!
My kids loved the 3D effect of the melted crayon. They all made a big to-do as they took turns using the device practicing before beginning their projects.
Changing out crayon colors was quick and easy. The suggested method is allowing the melter to cool then using the cleaning tool to scrap out the leftover crayon before using another color. My kids found it easier to keep a piece of scrap paper on hand and just scribble until the old color ran out so they could insert a new one. I preferred that method as it meant there wouldn’t be dried crayon flakes all over the floor from their attempts at scraping out the remnants.
Next up I pulled out some wooden ornaments and magnetic canvas boards so they could get down to business. I found the wooden ornaments and the small magnetic canvas from Walmart. Both cost less than $1.00!
My kids are always so proud of their creations. Art is a great way to build their confidence and by creating their own gifts they are able to participate in the gift-giving without breaking the bank!
The Crayola Crayon Melter kept my kids busy on a chilly, rainy day while helping me knock out a few names from my holiday gift list!
You can really see the 3D effect of the melted crayons on the ornament. It makes a truly unique gift for even the most difficult person to shop for! Any grandparent would adore this one-of-a-kind gift from a grandchild! It makes the perfect keepsake decoration for years to come!
We give the Crayola Crayon Melter a 10 out of 10 on the fun scale! It would make the perfect gift item for the creative child on your list OR a pre-holiday purchase so you can have your creative little ones DIY holiday gifts for their loved ones!