Crayon activities provide easy creative fun for kids. Gather your collection of these colorful tools for frugal ways to enjoy fun at home (and on-the-go).
Check out these fantastic ideas and resources for boosting crayon fun with your kids.
Crayons Are The Perfect Start to Fun with Kids
Ah! There’s nothing like opening a new box of crayons.
The sight of all those fresh coloring tools with perfect points. It’s like unlocking a rainbow of colors and endless creative fun.
Your eyes scan your selection and rest upon your favorite color. With a gasp of glee, you gently pull out that crayon and think of the possibilities.
What’s your favorite color of crayon? (Check out this Complete List of Current Crayola Crayon Colors from Jenny’s Crayon Collection.)
When I’d get a box of Crayola 64 (with built-in crayon sharpener!), it would feel like Christmas morning. Coloring was one of my favorite pastimes as a young girl. And silver was my jam!
I loved to think of ways to use that silver crayon in my artwork. Silver shoes, (like Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz book 😉 ) silver flowers, silver houses-that silver crayon would quickly become a little nub.
Coloring with crayons is still one of my favorite things to do to relax. It’s also one of my favorite things to do with my boys.
Crayons are colorful. Crayons are affordable. And crayons are full of creative potential.
So, I decided to put together a list of amazing ways to use crayons for fun at home with kids 🙂
Incredible Ideas for Creative Crayon Activities with Kids
To make it easier to find what you need, I sorted this list of crayon activities and resources into these categories:
- Crayon Favorites
- Crayon Printables
- Crayon Activities
- Crayon Crafts
- Books Featuring Crayons
- Crayon-Themed Snacks
- Fun Facts About Crayons
- Videos Featuring Crayons
And, yes, I also sort my crayons. Often, I based my sorting on the rainbow. Or by my favorite colors. Just another one of my little quirks 😉
As I said, we love crayons and have tried a variety of types. Here are a few of our favorite crayons:
Crayola Jumbo Crayons, Assorted Colors, Great Toddler Crayons, 16CountCrayola Twistables Crayons Coloring Set, Kids Indoor Activities at Home, 24 CountCrayola Crayons 24 ct (Pack of 2)Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection Coloring Set, Gift Age 3+ – 152 CountCRAYOLA Crayon/Sharpener, 64 Count (52-0064)Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons, Sweet Scented Crayons, Gift, 12Count, Multicolor (52-9612)
Free Printable Pack of The Crayon Box That Talked (Rock Your Homeschool): A whole pack of printable activities to boost the learning fun with this brilliant book by Shane DeRolf.
Printable Classroom Wall Crayons (A to Z Classroom Stuff): These free printable crayons are available in color and black & white.
Free Crayon Color Match Printable Pack-Instant Download (Free Homeschool Deals): Your young learners can practice matching and scissors skills with this free printable pack featuring crayons.
Crayon Colors Pattern Activity (Kindergarten Connection): Another great activity for your young learners to practice coloring and patterns.
Free Crayon Printables (Somewhat Simple): You can use these crayon printables in so many ways!
Crayon Words CVC Activity (123Homeschool4Me): Wonderful way to help your early readers have reading fun.
The Day The Crayons Quit Free Printable Activity Sheets #EveryCrayonCounts (Mommy’s Memorandum): Awesome activities to boost the learning fun with this book.
Counting Crayons Roll and Color Math Game (Fantastic Fun and Learning): Enjoy math plus crayon fun with this free printable game.
Harold and The Purple Crayon Prewriting Tracing Pack (Totschooling): Fun printable activities featuring this classic book for your young learners.
Art: DIY Upcycled Crayons (Hands On As We Grow): My boys and I love to turn broken crayons into new crayon tools. This tutorial is the best!
How to Make Crayon Play Dough Recipe (The OT Toolbox): Turn crayons into the marvelous hands-on fun of play dough.
Sandpaper Printed T-Shirt (Alpha Mom): Uses crayons and sandpaper to make cool prints on T-shirts.
Crayon Art: How to Scratch Art with Wax Crayons (Kids Activities Blog): DIY scratch art. Your kids will have a blast!
Crayon Resist Autumn Leaf Rubbings (Make and Takes): Use leaves (or other objects from nature) for creative crayon rubbings.
Stress Bottle (Dr. Jean): Create a calm-me-down bottle for kids using crayon shavings and water.
How to Use Crayons in Glue Guns for Wax Seals (eHow): Make old-fashioned wax letter seals with this activity.
Secret Message Lunch Notes (Lines Across): Make secret notes for each other using cardstock, white crayons, and watercolor paints.
Melting Crayons Art on Canvas + Watercolor Resist (The Artful Parent): Marvelous crayon craft to enjoy with your kids.
Crayon Stained “Glass” (Activity Mama): Wonderful crayon craft using wax paper and crayons. So many possibilities with this creative craft!
Melted Crayon Salt Dough Ornaments (The Artful Parent): My boys and I love to use these steps to create special ornaments for Christmas and decor for our home.
Suncatcher Craft for Kids Using Crayon Shavings (Buggy and Buddy): Another awesome craft using wax paper and crayons to create special artwork.
Crayon Art (The Decorated Cookie): Super simple yet spectacular art activity featuring crayons and canvas.
Crayon Art Sculpture (Meri Cherry Art Studio): This art activity might be best with older kids. And I’d definitely have adult supervision (glue gun) for this super cool crayon fun.
Hot Rock-Fun Kid’s Activity (A Girl and A Glue Gun): Melt crayons onto rocks for radical crayon fun with kids.
How to Make Melted Crayon Sea Shells (The Artful Parent): Create gorgeous pieces of art using sea shells and crayons.
Scribble Art: Creative Art for Kids (Fireflies and Mudpies): Spectacular activity to inspire creativity and relaxation.
Vibrant Chalk and Crayon Splash Art (Pink Stripey Socks): Lovely art activity with different textures and colors.
Books Featuring Crayons
Here are a few of our favorite books featuring crayons:
The Crayon Box that TalkedThe Crayons’ Book of ColorsHarold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)The Crayons: A Set of Books and Finger PuppetsThe Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola CrayonsHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowThe Day the Crayons Came HomeThe Day the Crayons QuitThe Crayons’ Book of Numbers
“Crayon” Popsicles (Rock Your Homeschool): Turn on your imagination and pretend a popsicle or push-pop is a frozen crayon 🙂
Candy Crayons (Our Best Best Bites): Make delicious crayon-themed treats with pretzel rods and candy melts.
Fruity Pretzel Crayons (Betty Crocker): Mix sweet and salty with pretzel rods and fruit roll-ups for a crayon treat.
Simple Crayon Cookies (Sweet Sugarbelle): Cute cookies for a sweet crayon treat.
Easy Rainbow Pretzel Rods (Mom on Timeout): You can use only one color of sprinkles for each rod to make this treat more crayon-like.
Videos Featuring Crayons
Learn how crayons are made in this informative video:
Learn about the history of Crayola crayons in this video:
Discover how to draw a cute crayon box in this video:
Find out how to draw a cute crayon in this quick video:
Which of these fun crayon activities and resources will you try first with your kids?
Share your ideas in the comments area below 🙂