This requires some help from an adult but kids really enjoy seeing their melted designs and making something unique!
- crayons (light colors look the best)
- hand held pencil sharpened
- waxed paper
- paper grocery bags or other heavy paper to iron on
- iron (if ironing on a table, cover it with a heavy towel first)
- 2 pieces of tag board
- thread (clear or white)
- Remove the paper off the crayons. They can be peeled or you can soak them in water then the wrapping comes right off.
- Have your child shave the crayons onto a piece of wax paper (approximately 10″ square). That way they can make more than one.
- Have them spread out the shavings to give them room to melt so there is still some clear space.
- Carefully place the wax paper onto a piece of heavy paper or grocery bag and cover it with the another piece of heavy paper or grocery bag.
- Place the iron evenly on top for a count of 5. Lift it up and place it down again until you have covered the whole surface.
- Carefully lift the paper to see if everything is melted. If not, replace the paper and go over it again.
- Once the crayon is melted and has cooled to the touch, your child can cut out hearts.
- For this project you can make the stand with 2 pieces of card stock or glue two pieces of construction paper together cut into a 4″ square.
- Make a circle in the center approximately 2 1/4″.
- Then make a 1/2″ cut on the upper and lower edge one one piece and on the top of the inside of the hole and the bottom of the inside of the hole.
- These two cuts on each piece of paper fit into each other. Now it will stand up.
- With a small piece of tape connect a piece of thread to the heart.
- Place the thread over the top of the stand to see how it fits. If the heart can’t dangle freely, trim some off.
- When your child is happy how it looks, tape the other end of the thread to the stand.
- Stand back and admire their creation!