Arts & Crafts Thursday: Melted Crayon Suncatchers
I got a fancy new iron from my brother for Christmas. It made me feel old not that I got an iron as a gift but that I actually was excited about it. I loved this gift so that I could work on my sewing and also so that I could do fun artsy projects like this one.
Note that this project certainly involves adult help. But I remember doing this with my mom as a kid and was happy to try it with C.
- wax paper
- crayons without wrappers - think old broken crayons for this
- pencil or crayon sharpener
- iron (for adult helper only!)
Place the other piece of wax paper on top. ADULTS: Using your iron on the lowest setting, slowly but constantly move your iron across the top piece of wax paper. You will be melting the crayon bits between the 2 sheets of wax paper. Note that melted crayons can ooze out the sides. You may want to place an old rag or a piece of newspaper on top to protect your iron or just iron carefully. (I didn't take any pictures of this step since, while I love my camera, I am not about to try to work with a hot iron and photo that at the same time... I am not that good!)
When done, you will have a lovely, colorful, and drippy suncatcher. If you like, once the wax is dry you can punch a hole on the top, run some string through it, and hang them. But otherwise allow the light to shine through!