How to make crayon utensil holders


How to make crayon utensil holders

These crayon utensil holders are such a great idea for an art party, rainbow party, back-to-school, or just to make your kids’ craft area cute! They’re made using empty soup cans (upcycle alert!) and a large box of crayons. You could put utensils in them, as shown, or you could put in flowers to make a cute centerpiece. Filled with sugar, they’d make a great way to display lollipops or cake pops. Or, you could use them to hold paintbrushes or markers at your kids’ craft station. To make them into a teacher gift, you could fill a can with little goodies and package it up in a cello bag. The possibilities are endless!

To find out how to make these little beauties, visit Creative Creations!

Reposted with permission from Leanne at Creative Creations.

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  1. 1
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 12:30 am
    Valencia says:
    This is such a cute idea, thank you!
    • 1.1
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 10:01 am
      Heather says:
      You're welcome, Valencia! I'm so happy you like it! : )
  2. 2
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    Theo says:
    About how many crayons on average would you need to make one of these?
    • 2.1
      Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 11:45 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Theo! It all depends on the size of the can you are using and what type of crayons you buy. These were made from empty soup cans and it took 25-30 crayons to circle each can. Hope that helps! : )
      • 2.1.1
        Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:17 am
        Josiahsmama says:
        what size soup cans did you use?
        • 2.1.1.1
          Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:26 am
          Heather says:
          These are just regular ol' soup cans, the small ones. : )
  3. 3
    Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 2:53 pm
    Michelle says:
    Very cute.
    I love your website. Very creative.
    :)
    • 3.1
      Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 5:07 pm
      Heather says:
      Thank you, Michelle! That is so sweet of you to say! : )
  4. 4
    Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 6:55 am
    Casey Rollins says:
    I'll use these for K-12 art class displays and organizers. Thanks so much. Casey
    • 4.1
      Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 11:57 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Casey! That's a great way to use these! : )
  5. 5
    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 9:48 pm
    Paige Brown says:
    Love this idea it awesome
    • 5.1
      Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 10:33 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Paige! Thank you so much. I'm really glad you like it! : )
  6. 6
    Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 1:21 pm
    Nora says:
    What did you use to keep them to stay on?
    • 6.1
      Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 2:42 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Nora! The crayons are attached with glue dots. You can learn more here: http://leannescreativecreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/crayon-utensil-holders-or-pencil.html

      Hope that helps! : )

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