Beyond Colouring: Epic Playtime Ideas With Crayons For Kids

Beyond Colouring: Epic Playtime Ideas With Crayons For Kids

Ahoy, creative parents and little artists! Are you ready to take your crayon game to a whole new level of fun? If you're ever wondered what else those colourful sticks of wax can do besides turning paper into rainbows, you’re in for a treat! We’re about to embark on a journey beyond the realms of ordinary colouring, where they become your trusty companions in a quest for imaginative excitement. 

Gone are the days of predictable crayon strokes - it's time to unleash the full potential of these waxy wonders. From magical wax resist masterpieces to crayon powered science experiments that might make Einstein raise an impressed brow, we've got a collection of fun ideas that will have your little Picassos giggling and grinning from ear to ear whilst improving their fine motor and cognitive skills (it's a win-win!). 

Top Tip For Your Art Cupboard Must Have's the kids will love: Drawing, colouring and writing is a joy with our easy-glide Love Writing Co. Washable Arty Crayons, especially developed to fit a child’s hand to aid Tripod Grip.

With 12 vivid colours, which can be used as crayons, pastels or watercolours, they will unleash your child's imagination, self expression and creativity. The easy-glide age-appropriate design also prevents muscle fatigue, meaning children can enjoy colouring, drawing and writing for longer. Twistable easy glide paint stick crayons for children are perfect for little hands to develop fine motor skills. With these crayons being washable, non-toxic and no odour, they are safe around your little learner as well as being good for the planet too.

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Without further ado, let's step into the realm of epic crayon playtime and make memories that will bring laughter to the whole family for years to come!

In this blog we will be exploring these fun Crayon-Play Ideas:

  • Magical Wax-Resist Masterpieces
  • Crayon Powered Science Experiments
  • Window Art Wonderland
  • Storytime Adventures with Crayon Characters
  • Story Inspiration they will love: ‘The Quest for the Magical Crayon'
  • How you can access your FREE Printable Handwriting Practice Worksheets & Craft Activities for Kid


Magical Wax-resist Masterpieces

Prepare to unlock a world of enchantment with the mesmerising wax resist technique! This artistic approach combines the wonders of crayons and watercolours to create stunning masterpieces that seem to dance with magic on paper. Get ready to watch colours swirl, blend and reveal hidden messages

Wax resist. Also known as crayon resist, is a captivating technique where crayon wax repels water-based paints such as watercolours. By drawing with crayons on paper and then applying watercolours over the wax, you’ll witness a delightful resistance - the waxed areas will remain untouched by the paint, revealing vibrant and intricate patterns.

Top Tip: Here's a little secret for even more magical results: Encourage your young artists to create secret messages' using white crayon on white paper before applying the watercolours. As the watercolours go on, their messages will magically appear, delighting both the creators and those lucky enough to receive their message-filled art.


Crayon-Powered STEM Experiments

Each crayon-powered experiment is more than just a vibrant visual concept in an engaging and memorable way. Through these hands-on activities, kids can grasp concepts like melting points and basic chemistry. Emphasising the WOW factor, these experiments spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking as kids observe, predict and draw conclusions from their colourful concoctions.

As a parent, you'll be amazed at how these simple crayon-based experiments can ignite a lifelong love for science in your little explorers. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to embark on a colourful journey of scientific discovery. With crayons as your trusty lab partners, you'll be blending art and science in a way that's as entertaining as it is educational (which you know we are BIG fans of here at Love Writing Co. because learning in any form should always be fun, right?!)

1. Crayon Transfer Art: Get your crayons at the ready and colour over an entire piece of printer paper. Grab another piece of paper and put it over the top and then flip it over facing down. As you draw on the back it should magically print onto the separate sheet in multi-colours!

Check out our example here: 

2. Watercolour Art Wonderland: Using Love Writing Co. 3-in-1 Washable Arty Crayons with three creative uses; crayons, pastels & watercolours we can create stunning sunset or under the sea scenes for example, the opportunities are endless. Draw out your designs and with a paintbrush and some water mix and blend all the colours together to create your masterpiece

3. Rainbow in a Jar: Unleash a burst of scientific wonder with a rainbow with a rainbow in a jar. Fill a glass jar with water, then introduce droplets of different coloured liquid food dye. With the help of a crayon, little learners will notice how the wax repels the water-based dye, creating separate layers that resemble a magical rainbow right inside the jar. It really is as exciting as it sounds, we promise!

Don't forget to take pictures and videos if you try any of these out and TAG in us on social media @lovewritingco we would be so thrilled to see!


Window Art Wonderland

Turn any windows into a canvas of creativity with the enchanting world of temporary window art! Let your young artists' imaginations run wild as they transform ordinary glass into vibrant masterpieces that catch the sunlight and spread smiles to all who pass by. Whether it's a sunny day or a cloudy afternoon, this activity is sure to brighten up your home and everyone's spirits whilst unleashing some seriously amazing arty-creativity.

Turn window art into a family affair by hosting a window art creation session and invite over family & friends to make epic memories together. Each family member can contribute to a larger scene or create their own unique designs. To make it even more exciting, designate a specific window as the "showcase" and let your children curate their very own mini art exhibition for everyone to enjoy. 

To capture learning through play, we would recommend letting your children write their reasons for their art designs with our Tripod Grip writing & colouring pencils and ask them to read their work out to practice their reading and writing in a fun and engaging way. You can find out handwriting resources for ages 2-9 here.


Storytime Adventures with Crayon Characters

Encourage your little learners to design and draw their own unique characters using crayons. From brave knights and friendly animals to quirky aliens and fantastical creatures - the possibilities really are endless!  As you create, don't forget to give your characters names and a bit of backstory to set the stage for your adventure to really get those creative minds working. 

The Quest for the Magical Crayon Inspiration:

Once upon a time in a land filled with dazzling colours, there lived a brave young artist named Alex. Armed with a trusty box of crayons, Alex's ordinary day took an extraordinary turn when a mischievous breeze whisked away the magical crayon needed to complete a masterpiece for the village art fair. With determination sparkling in their eyes, Alex's crayon characters, Rosie the Rabbit and Leo the Lion, sprang to life to join the quest for the missing crayon. Together, they ventured through the Whispering Woods, solving riddles with the Wise Owl and crafting bridges over glittering rivers with their crayon powers. Along the way, they encountered a band of misfit crayons who turned out to be crucial allies. Together, they outwitted the crafty Rainbow Dragon, retrieved the magical crayon from its lair, and returned just in time to unveil the most awe-inspiring artwork at the art fair. The village cheered, and the crayon characters celebrated their triumphant return. 

Top tip: To make the story truly immersive, craft props and settings using crayons. Draw castles, forests, spaceships, or whatever your tale demands. These artistic additions will help bring your story world to life and provide a captivating backdrop for your characters' escapades.

BONUS Early Learning Tip: To practice handwriting, you can write your story with our Tripod Grip Writing pencils and use our handwriting workbooks to support letter and word formation, phonics, phonemes and spelling. Linked for you here, use code BLOG10 for an extra 10% off. 


Access your FREE Printable Handwriting Practice and Craft Activities for Kids

Gain access to FREE handwriting and fine motor activities/worksheets to print & enjoy by simply signing up to our subscriber newsletters via our homepage at, yay!

To grab them whilst you can, head over to to to gain access to 50+ FREE downloadable handwriting practice worksheets and printable craft activities for kids. 

Practice fine motor skills through cutting and sticking activities, improve pencil grip and control through tracing and writing practice AND boost creativity through independent design and fun colouring activities.

Perfectly paired with our Fully Erasable Tripod Grip Colouring Pencils! Available to purchase here for ages 3-9. Click here to buy. 

Our SEND friendly Tripod Grip Erasable Colouring Pencils for children are uniquely designed to encourage the correct tripod grip whilst preventing muscle fatigue. This will allow your child to colour for longer whilst building good handwriting habits whilst supporting neater handwriting. Suitable for right and left-handed children, our colouring pencils are also fully erasable so any mistakes can easily be fixed with no tears. 

Shop Tripod Grip Writing Tools - Love Writing Co.'s Small, chunky, hexagonal Tripod Grip writing pencils are designed to be the correct length for children and with a wider diameter, softer core and hexagonal shape. These pencils prevent muscle fatigue and encourage the correct tripod grip, promoting a love of writing from an early age. Shop ages 3-9 here.

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And there you have it - a rainbow of creative crayon adventures that have taken us on a journey through imagination, learning and laughter! Together we have explored a spectrum of activities that turn ordinary crayons into extraordinary tools for artistic exploration and mark-making fun. 

Don’t forget to snap, tag and share your activities with us across all of our socials @lovewritingco and be sure to keep an eye out for our newsletters for lots more FREE printable activities, ideas and handwriting tips for kids coming very soon!

Happy Writing! Love from,

Love Writing Co.


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