Have a lot of broken crayons in the bottom of your crayon bucket?
Well here’s a fun and pretty way to use them up!
This project is fun and relatively easy. But it most definitely needs strict parental supervision.
You can do this project for any season, which I will explain below.
Make Wax Paper Sun Catchers with your kids for every season!
Cheese grater (one you don’t plan to use for food)Wax Paper
Towel that you’re not particularly attached to
Tracing pattern for what you want to cut out
We did this project for fall, so we chose fall colored crayons and leaf patterns.
For summer you can do seascapes, fish, a sun, or even a beach ball!
For spring you can do flowers and butterflies
For winter you can do light blue and glitter to make Frozen-style snowflakes!
Shave the crayons in small containers or on pieces of paper towel. Tear off a piece of wax paper and lightly sprinkle the melted crayon all over. You wont need many crayon shavings, so be careful not to use too much.
Lay a towel over the ironing board and then place the waxed paper on the towel. Tear off another piece of waxed paper, approximately the same size, and lay it over the first. Using a hot iron, iron over the waxed paper until all crayon is melted.
Lay aside and let cool.
Using your tracing pattern and sharpie, trace the shape you’d like cut out. Cut out your shape and tape to your windows.
I couldn’t find wax paper, so I bought baking paper. They are not the same. The baking paper I bought was light brown, which worked well for fall leaves. However, the baking paper doesn’t stick when you iron it. Since the melted crayon did stick the two sides together somewhat, I was able to cut our larger shapes without much separation.
I didn’t use a towel when I ironed the baking paper thinking I would be careful not to let the melted crayon leak out. Ha! Don’t do this. You can clean it up by covering the spot with a paper towel and the iron to loosen it up and then scrub it down enough that it wont damage your clothes when you iron next.
This post is day 20 of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.