Remember all the crayon crafts you did as a kid? Everything from leaf rubbings to general coloring. My favorite was anything to do with melting crayons. Perhaps I had a little pyromaniac in my soul but I loved the liquid wax.
I was happy to redo this childhood craft of melting crayons in wax paper to make interesting designs. They make great sun catchers too! On Thursday I’ll take my crayon ‘art’ and make a back to school garland.
Crayons (grabbed some old ones from the kids)
Step 1: Grate some Crayons
It doesn’t take a lot of crayon shavings. Maybe a 1/4 of a small crayon.
Step 2 Scatter and Smother
Get an old towel and lay out a sheet of waxed paper on it. Drop the crayon bits over the surface and then cover with another sheet of waxed paper. The old towel is to catch any melted wax that might squirt out. Crayons are washable, but can stain in large concentrated amounts.
Step 3 Strike While The Iron Is Hot
This is an example of a hot iron just lightly brushed across the surface. Hold it down more and smoosh (technical term) the wax around the paper until you are pleased with the result.
I cut these sheets into circles to create a garland you’ll see on my Back to School Mantel. But they look great hung in front of a window catching the sun through various thicknesses of color.
See other great crafts and DIY at these link parties: Curly Crafty Mom