After helping Chica peel crayons for handing out at the craft fair, we had a few actual Crayola crayon boxes left over. I started thinking of what I could do with some of the leftover, unpeeled crayons and the empty boxes, and decided they would make a great party invitation. Even though I didn’t have a party to plan for my own daughters any time soon, I went ahead and made up one of the invitations to share with you. I’m also going to show my sister-in-law so she can use it for my niece’s upcoming birthday.
First, you will need a box of crayons. I used the box of 24 because that is what I happened to have on hand. A box of 8 crayons might be a better fit if you’re planning to mail the invitations, since they are smaller. You’ll also be about to put a new wrapper on each of the 8 crayons.
Next, download our free label template and update the text on each crayon wrapper to include your party information. Print out enough copies for each of your guests. Cut out each label and match it to the corresponding crayon color. I did not bother removing the original wrappers from the crayons and found this helped my new wrapper stick better.
To make my new labels sticky, I used my Xyron sticker machine. You could also use a small bead of glue but that would be just a bit messier. Or just print the labels directly onto sticker paper if you have some on hand, and then cut them out.
Once you have all of the crayons covered, place them back into the box. If you use a larger box like I did, you might want to make a label or hand write a little note on the outside lid giving a hint as to what is inside. (Otherwise, people think “crazy Jo” decided to just mail them a box of crayons!)
UPDATE! If you want to kick this idea up another notch, check out the customizable crayon box template that Chica made. You can download our free template, customize it with your party details, and use it to make your own boxes (each holds 8 crayons). So cute!