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With Baby Girl starting preschool I look forward to all the crayon art coming home. Being the youngest I know she puts in that extra effort to be just like her big brother and sister. I know it wasn’t easy to walk into a new school for the first time but she did so bravely because she saw her older siblings walk into their classes with a big smile. To make her feel extra special I wanted to showcase all her crayon masterpieces she will be bringing home in a unique way and what better way than with a crayon art holder?
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How to make a unique crayon art holder
To make your crayon holder you will need:
40 crayons (Buy the pack of 64 crayons from Dollar Tree for a dollar)
Westcott’s hot glue gun (Low Temp Intensity)
Jumbo popsicle sticks
A pipe cleaner/chenille stem
We will first work on gluing the top of the frame and the sides. Glue each end to the other using the Westcott low temp hot glue gun. (This reaches a temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit which works for this project. For projects requiring stronger adhesion, using the high temp glue gun, which reaches a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit.)
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3. Now taking the crayons out of the box, arrange a few on the top of the frame, making sure the crayons stay proportionate on either side. Start by gluing the middle set of crayons. (The popsicle stick size I used allowed me to place 4 crayons in a column and 3 per row.)
4. Complete doing the top of the frame before positioning the sides. Once you position the crayons on either side, you will have an idea where to position and glue the bottom of the frame.
Now here’s what I love about this. The crayon art framing is the perfect accent to showcase your child’s artwork. Plus you can swap out the art/masterpiece as often as you want as it only requires taping onto the back of the frame.
Baby Girl was thrilled with the outcome and insisted we hung up her Sunday School art in the same. I’m sure we’ll be swapping out pictures even before the end of the day to display more of her artistic creations.
As the new school year swings back into session, Westcott has several tools you won’t want to handle the year without. You can shop for that snazzy hot glue pen and other products here.
Don’t forget to check out the Westcott Creativators site to explore the beautiful, unique and innovative craft projects featured. I’m sure it will inspire the birth of many more amazing craft projects.