Learn how to make the best DIY Galaxy Ornament with melted crayons, a clear globe ornament and a blow dryer in this easy tutorial.
I taught Zoë how to melt crayons to create a melted crayon ornament. She started playing around with the process and came up with this fun DIY Melted Crayon Galaxy Ornament!
I just love how creative she is, and how she can take a craft and make it all her own! Next time, I might recommend putting a few pieces of white or yellow in to look like stars!
You can really personalize this Christmas ornament by choosing your favorite colors, or colors that match the scheme of your family’s Christmas decorations. Best of all, this easy Christmas craft is quick to make – and it makes a stunning handmade Christmas gift idea!
How to Make a Melted Crayon Galaxy Christmas Ornament
- Clear glass ornaments
- Crayons without wrappers - blues, purples, pinks
- Scissors, knife or other whittling tool
- Blow dryer
- Choose the colors of crayon that you'd like to use. Zoë used a variety of blues, purples and pinks for hers. Use your whittling tool to shave thin slices of crayon onto a piece of paper. Make a really good sized pile.
- Once you have enough crayon shavings for your ornament, pour them into the glass ornament. You can use your hands or a small funnel – whatever works best for you. Get out your blow dryer and use it to melt the crayon shavings inside of the glass ornament. She used high heat and directed it right at the shavings. As soon as the layer against the glass starts to melt, twirl the ornament around so the crayon bits are in a new location. Blow dry again until more pieces begin melting, turn the ornament again. Keep doing this until the entire inside of the ornament is covered.
- Unlike with the speckled melted crayon ornament, you want to continue blow drying the ornament until the crayon is melty. This is what will give you that swirly galaxy look rather than a speckled look. When you're happy with how it looks, attach a hook and hang on your Christmas tree.