I made some Young Women value crayons today, and am so smitten by their cuteness. We are encouraging our girls to read in the Book of Mormon every day, for at least 5 minutes (remember PROS?), and are having an activity this week to discuss ways to study the scriptures.
We’ll have a pack of crayons for each girl, and a missionary copy of the Book of Mormon with the friend tag attached. I still have my tag on my personal set of scriptures – and I love how I am reminded every time I glance at it that the scriptures are my friend and I shouldn’t neglect them! Every time I pick them up, I want to say “Hello, Friend”. 🙂
This time I printed on 8 1/2 x 11″ shipping labels. I got these at Staples, but they are also available at Amazon for laser or jet-ink printers.
You may remember that they wrap around the cover and have points from Elder Scott’s talk, “The Power of Scripture”. The original download had just one tag to a page, but I’ve squeezed four to a page, to make it more economical to print for a large group. Click the following to download the new Scripture Friend Tag.
Back to the Value Crayons! Each wrapper has the value color, and scripture associated with that value, printed on it.
I am using crayons from a Rose Art 27-pack, so don’t have anything fancy like silver or gold (which would be amazing!). I instead used gray for Faith (since white wouldn’t show up too well on the scripture page) and brown for Virtue (the closest thing to gold that’s not easily mistaken for yellow or orange).
I printed the crayon wrappers using black ink on colored paper. Click the following to download the YW value crayon wrappers.
If using Crayola crayons, the wrappers need to be a little longer. This version has the wrappers spaced further apart for a longer crayon.
Also available in Portuguese
Such a cute idea- thanks for sharing.
My friend, you are amazing! I love this. And have been looking for WHAT to do f or our Book of Mormon activity with the Laurels….thanks!!
I love this idea, and how beautifully it would work for those little colored pencil packs too! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing! SOOOOOO cute!
LOVE IT! Where do you get the bags? Thanks!
I got them at a local dollar store, but I’ve also seen them at Jo-Ann’s.
Just wanted to let you know I linked to this post on my YW blog. I hope that is okay.
Definitely okay. Thanks!
Every time I visit your blog, I am amazed, inspired and impressed! Thank you!
This is such a great idea. The crayons are absolutely adorable!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
LOVE this!! this would make a great handout for our New Beginnings, thanks for sharing!!
I love it! I’ve said it before, but you are AMAZING!
You are so generous in sharing all your wonderful ideas. I use them all the time and appreciate them and YOU!
You should add a Pinterest Pin to your blog. I think I would Pin everything! You have such amazing ideas and I am SOOOO thankful that your share your brilliant ideas for free! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
That is a good idea! Thanks!
completely freaking out at how adorable these are!
We read the BOM last year, but the seminary girls didn’t participate as they were slogging through the OT. Do you encourage your Seminary kids to read both books?
Yes, we are – we talked about this very thing – and decided in the end, that life is always going to be busy, and the habits we form as youth stick with us. Eeking out just 5 minutes a day is possible for most of us!
I love this idea. I want to do this with my YW, I can’t get the YW Crayon Value Wrappers to open. I was able to get the “Hello” tag and the talk.
Thanks for posting the great idea!
This is such an awesome idea! We are making them for our YW this week and we were wondering what kind of adhesive you used to adhere the labels to the crayons! Thanks for sharing!
I just used a gluestick! Hope you have a great activity.
What did you find was the best way to attach the wrappers?
Thank you so much for you awesome talent and time doing all of this! I am so excited to do some of these things with my young women!
Hi! I would love to have this in Spanish! May I help with the translation?
Yes!!!! i want to make this for my girls too, but i need them in spanish, would you make them soon?
Kristin!!!!!!!!!!!! help!!!! . . . . jijiiji Podrías ayudarme con las etiquetas en español???? Mi hermosa hija Bethsy a sido llamada como Presidenta de Mujeres Jovenes de mi barrio y a desafiado a sus chicas a leer el Libro de Mormón y tu idea le ha resultado magnífica!!! La Presidenta anterior usó la idea del frasco de recompensas por cada meta cumplida y ahora ella lo está continuando. Mil gracias!!!
ohhhhhhh that´s awesome!!
thanks so much 🙂
I love this idea! But I was just wondering how you made the wrappers different colors? The PDF only has them in white. Thank you!
Jessica – I printed them on colored paper!
love love love… can’t wait to give it a try
I keep trying to print the longer version for the crayola crayons but it keeps printing the short version. Help? Thanks
This is awesome! And would go with the new lesson program! Thank you!
I am SOOOOO excited about this!!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea!! I love it!!
Can you tell me what size bags you used for the crayons? I like how they fit snugly. Thank you!!
The bags are 3 x 4″. I got mine at a dollar store, but have also seen them at craft stores.
These are adorable! I want to be in YW just so I can make them!
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous ideas! It makes others’ job easier and more fun 🙂
Thank you for this! I love it and am so excited to give it to my girls 🙂
This is amazing ! only problem for us is that they are in English… our French young women would be so very excited to get them in French ! is there any chance that we could maybe get the original doc where we could fill in the French words ? 🙂
These are darn cute and I can’t wait to make them for our new beginnings! Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity with us!
Wow thanks for generously sharing your gifts and talents! I am thrilled to have stumbled upon your site! Thanks a million!!!
Thank you so much! Love these!