So my Pinterest addiction has inspired me to be much more crafty lately. I love it for giving me ideas of craft projects or even reminders of things I had seen but never made. Back before Christmas I saw an idea to make an initial/letter out of crayons. I think the originaly pinner was making them as teacher gifts, but I thought it would be a great decoration in my son's room. I have a certain love for the Crayola crayon and the alphabet. I have a slight obession with the alphabet, and it helps that my son is at that age where he knows his letters and is just starting to write them. We are also in the planning stages of redoing his bedroom, so I wanted to make him his initial in crayons. It was supposed to be a Christmas present. Then it was going to be a Valentine's gift. Well, now I just finally did it, so it isn't a gift, but was well received, nevertheless.
To make, I bought a new box of 24 Crayola Crayons, a box style square frame from Ikea, and made a template of the letter A on my computer and printed it large! I used plain white glue and a piece of cardstock. I used the letter template as a means to measure and cut the crayons into appropriate sizes, scoring the crayon with scissors and then snapping it. It was a bit more difficult to get the crayons in the right sizes than I anticipated, but certainly this was not a challenging project.
Once the glue was dried, I added a written line and framed it in the box frame. I love how it turned out and my son was excited to see his 'A" in crayons. I may make some as gifts now!