How to Make a Crayon Cup

So I have been feeling really bad again about neglecting my blog. I evidently subscribe to way too many bloggers because my email inbox is overwhelmed with new blog posts every day! I will do much better when school starts (famous last words). I haven't had time to share much of anything since I am finishing up my master's classes. Then when I do think of something great I want to share I don't have a picture and haven't been able to get into my classroom until the floors get waxed.

So in honor of the new crayon smell that is arriving in stores near you, here is just a little quick project for you to do when you start buying those boxes of crayons for 25 cents...

The best part is you have to make a cake or just eat a tub of ready to eat cake icing. I've been known to eat a tub of icing by myself one spoonful (or two) at a time.

Take the label off and wash it out or run it through the dishwasher cycle and remove the lid.

Next, you just spread hot glue on a small area on the side of the tub in no particular pattern. (I just love hot glue!)

Now quickly begin to put the crayons on top of the glue. The rim of the tub works great for keeping them even and straight. I am usually picky & want them to all have them writing (Crayola or Crayon) facing up but as you can see I dropped yellow too soon so he is facing backwards and then red....well I don't know what happened to him! He looks like he is standing sideways talking to yellow.

Continue adding small sections of hot glue and crayons until you are finished! It takes about 1 and  1/2 boxes of the 24 count crayons to cover the entire tub.

And here is the finished product. It is really cute sitting on a primary colored shelf or on your desk. I also use these as my sharpened/not sharpened pencil cups.

Not bad for a 5 minute project that costs less than 50 cents!

I have also done this project using unsharpened yellow pencils and I believe it was a Pringles chip can. Perfect for holding rulers or all of those long pointers (just add a few rocks in the bottom to keep it from toppling over.


Mrs. Lundquist said...

Very cute!

Mary Lirette said...

Too cute! I've got to buy more icing so I can have a few of these. :)

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Michele said...

I love this idea! I will have to have someone else eat all of the frosting though because I don't like it, but I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Mentzer's Kindergarten Class said...

Cute idea!! I am your newest follower!!
Michelle :)
Kindergarten Stars

Versana Polidore said...

Thanks for the tip. I like giving my teaching team a little treat and this is inexpensive!

Chrissy said...

I'm your newest follower! I found you on Pinterest after I pinned my kindergarten ABCs document. Your pin led me to the powerpoint at your TpT store. Awesome!
I don't have a SmartBoard or a large computer screen (small Christian school), but I'd use your powerpoint if I had such goodies!

The crayon cup is sooo cute. I have a gazillion crayons and need to do something with them :-).

Kelly Young said...

Thank you for dropping by ladies! I'm glad you found this tiny project useful. I am following all of you that have blogs and they were all too cute!

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forkin4th said...

Loving the cuteness of this, thanks for sharing the tutorial! Happy to have found your blog and be your newest follower! Come checkout my blog & enter to win my sunflower life cycle giveaway while you're there - wishing you the best WINNING luck! :)


Nicole Lanier said...

I have seen these crayon cups all over Pinterest but would have never thought to use an icing container! Very cute! Newest follower!!!

Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

Lisa said...

I love your crayon cup! Thanks for sharing. I gave you an award for your blog! Just pick it up at my blog and follow the simple instructions. I love you blog! :)

~ Lisa
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos