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All About Me Crayon

Crayon Bulletin Board

One of the first projects my first graders made were these “All About Me Crayons”. I had seen and taught this lesson probably 10 years ago and decided to revisit it.  I can not remember exactly where I saw this idea, but as many lessons are, we get ideas and see projects all over the place.  I try to credit when I can, but some of these I have been doing so long!    We started the day by reading the book The Day the Crayons Quit, which is super funny and adorable.

Then, they traced a crayon template and drew the wavy black lines of the wrapper.  They chose their favorite color for the crayon.

Next, the kids wrote their name on the crayon, drew a self-portrait and added pictures of things that they liked or told about them.

I also showed them this video from Sesame Street about how crayons are made.   I wanted to show the version from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, but I could not find a clean copy without pop-up comments from YouTube channels.  Anyways, if you find one, let me know!

I got ambitious and made a crayon poster for this display.  I had so much fun with it!  The kids kept giving me tips to make it look more realistic.  The crayons were color photocopies.  The rest was made out of construction paper and markers.

Crayon Poster

Here are some of the kids’ crayons.

About Me Crayons

(The last crayon, the brown one, is a picture of the child dressed in his Egyptian Halloween costume.  I thought this picture was so great, because I have that same headdress!  Also, a few of these, I Photoshopped out their last names so that’s why the crayon might seem to have some weird white space.)

Have you ever taught a crayon themed art project?

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

8 Responses to All About Me Crayon

  1. Mrs.C says:

    These are great! I’m saving this one! Thanks!

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  3. Heidi says:

    This looks great. Here is the Mr. Roger’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhbctEcAAA

  4. This is such a sweet idea. I have pinned it to keep it for later. Thanks

  5. Great Idea! You should include a link to print out your templates.

    • Thanks! Unfortunately, the templates are oversized tagboard tracers I made. They wouldn’t fit onto a sheet to print out or even fit on my scanner! I suppose I could make a smaller version.

  6. Michelle says:

    What materials did you use to create this? I LOVE it and would like to create one but I’m confused on how it was done.

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