These adorable little crayons are the perfect The Day the Crayons Quit craft for some funs hands on learning in The Day the Crayons Quit Unit Study.
The Day the Crayons Quit Craft
If you don’t have the book yet I hope you are inspired to grab a copy of the book from the library or store and enjoy a fun craft or two with your little ones.
This is a quick craft that you can throw together and only requires a pack of crayons, some googly eyes, and chenille pipe cleaners we already had on hand.
Supplies needed for this crayon unit study craft
- Assorted crayons
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
- Pipe cleaners
Directions to make this book based activity.
Begin by gluing two googly eyes to each crayon. You want to place them at the top of the crayon on the pointed end. Basic craft glue works fine for this. Just apply the glue and press into place.
Create small arms for the crayons. To do this cut 2″ segments of pipe cleaners. Add some glue to each of the ends and press them to the back of the crayons. For this step, hot glue and a glue gun works best.
Bend the pipe cleaners to give them some shape. Bending them at the ends can give them the look of hands.
Now your crayons are ready to be displayed- you can use them as little puppets for pretend play, use them in a sensory bin, or hot glue them into an inexpensive frame without glass for really cute artwork for your child’s bedroom or homeschool room.
The Day the Crayons Quit Book Based Activities
- Practice fine motor skills with a Crayon Box Craft printable from Buggy and Buddy.
- These Paper Doll Crayons from Frogs and Snails and Puppydog tail are too cute not to make. They can be reused for other unit studies.
- Keep kids busy while they are listening to the story with a The Day the Crayons quit coloring page from Scholastic.