Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Melting Crayons

The kids and I decided to make a Valentine craft last weekend. Since it was a last-minute craft, it needed to be a craft using existing items in the house. The decision was the good 'ol grade-schooler art craft: melting crayons.



We grabbed the crayon box and the kids pulled out crayons with Valentine colors. Next I pulled out the wax paper and pencil sharpener. We sharpened the crayons to create shavings. This was quite a process, but we got good piles of crayon shavings.
After we placed the shavings in between two layers of wax paper. Then we ironed the wax paper on a medium setting until the crayons were melted.
Then using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, we traced hearts and cut out the shapes. Then strung with thin ribbon. Hang the hearts against a window that gets good light. I love the stain-glass effect.

7 comments:

Marleen said...

I forgot about this craft! I was just thinking what decor craft I should make with the kids. This is a favorite and brings back great memories from kindergarten. Thanks!

Alison said...

Wait! Do you leave the waxed paper on them? I'm stealing this idea right away.

Darleen said...

yes, the crayons melt the wax paper together.

The Arbuckle's said...

cute idea

Grace said...

What a great idea, I love it!

Me and My Brain said...

I totally need to do this with my kids... I know the perfect spot to hang them... thanks

Mia said...

Those are beautiful. I know what we're doing next snow day!

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