I have been a fan of crayons ever since I was old enough to hold one. As a child, there was nothing more exciting than a fresh, new box - all those pretty waxy sticks neatly lined up in their colorful rows.
I still love crayons to this day and they are one of my favorite favors to give out at children's parties. Sure, everyone probably already has crayons, but I don't think you can ever really have enough. :-) But sometimes, the bright colors of crayons just don't "go" with an event's decor. So, I often dress mine up a bit to make my own "custom" crayons...
This is the simplest project and lots of fun to do with the kiddies. All you need is crayons, a scissors (or paper trimmer), some pretty scrapbook paper and some invisible (Magic) tape. Just cut your paper into rectangles that are slightly longer than the crayon wrappers. You don't even need to remove the wrappers. Just tape one edge of the paper rectangle directly onto the paper wrapper, wrap the scrapbook paper tightly around the crayon (overlapping it slightly), and neatly secure it with tape.
What's so great about this project is that you can completely customize your colors and patterns.
Bundle up a small bunch of crayons and tie them with some pretty ribbon.
These make a lovely addition to a goody bag, would look adorable in an Easter basket, and are a great favor to place on children's tables at weddings and holidays.