Make your own oversized crayon inspired by Harold and the Purple CrayonIt’s Preschool Book Club time again.  Last time we read The Kissing Hand and made temporary heart tattoos just in time for back to school.  This week we read the childhood classic Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.  What a sweet book.  Harold goes on an adventure with his very own large purple crayon so we decided to make your own with a few simple household items.  My girls had so much fun with this simple art project for kids.  See how we did it below.

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You’ll need a paper towel roll, a purple crayon or marker, a styrofoam cone or tinfoil, and some purple duct tape.  I ended up using a marker because my only purple crayon broke.  Oops : )

Make your own oversized crayon inspired by Harold and the Purple CrayonStart by pushing the crayon or marker through the top of the styrofoam cone so the tip sticks out a little on top.  Place the cone on top of the toilet paper roll and tape it on with the duct tape.  Then just tape the duct tape all around the whole crayon.  It’s that simple.  Once I had a plan it took me about 5 minutes to make.  I’d love to do a whole assortment of colors actually because the girls asked for more colors when they were done with the purple.  The cones come in a six pack so after collecting a few paper towel rolls you’ll be all set.

purple5Harold and the Oversized Purple CrayonMy little D loved it too.  She missed the table a few times but who can get mad with pig tails like that?

Harold and the Oversized Purple CrayonThis was such a simple little diy and a great way to celebrate Harold and the Purple Crayon.  To read more ideas inspired by this sweet book, click the links below.  To see our whole Preschool Book Club series click here.  We’ve done tons of great books for the preschool set, including Elmer, Pete the Cat, and The Mixed Up Chameleon.  Happy Back to School everyone!

 Giant Harold and the Purple Crayon Mural by Homegrown Friends

Purple Lavender Crayon Soaps for Harold by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Yarn Art Inspired By Harold and the Purple Crayon by Buggy and Buddy

Harold and the Purple Crayon – A Dry Erase Activity by Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Crayon Play Dough Recipe by Sugaraunts

Harold and the Oversized Purple CrayonMake your own oversized crayon inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon