Monday, June 7, 2010

Messy Monday -- Melted Crayon Art

I remember doing this as a kid and thinking it was the absolute most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  My definition of beauty has changed a little bit, but I still love the way these look and how each one is different.

Materials
  • waxed paper
  • crayons
  • hand held pencil sharpener
  • paper towel
  • iron
  • cookie cutters
  • scissors
  1. Sharpen your crayons making sure that the wax bits fall into a bowl.  Use whatever colors you want.
  2. Take a piece of wax paper (about 12-15 inches long) and fold it in half.  Open it back up and lay half of it on top of a piece of paper towel.
  3. Sprinkle your wax bits over the half of wax paper on your paper towel.  Make sure to sprinkle them evenly over your wax paper.
  4. Carefully fold the wax paper back in half and put another piece of paper towel on top.
  5. With your iron on "medium", iron on top of the paper towel.  Check it after every 2-3 swipes.  You want the wax to melt, but not run together.
  6. This is what it looks like when you aren't paying attention and iron it too long.
  7. This is what it is supposed to look like.
  8. Trace around a cookie cutter and cut out the shape.

You could use these for all sorts of things.  Hang them in your window, put them on the front of a card, use them as table decorations, decorate scrapbook pages, and a hundred other things.  We made ours very colorful, but I thing using different shades of one color would also look really great.

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p.s.  Check back Wednesday for a super great giveaway from House of Grace.

I'm linking this to the following sites:
• Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
• You’re so crafty @ Miss Crafty Pants
• Market yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
• Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
• Talk About it Tuesday @ Blogger Chix Designs
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition

5 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for hosting!!

I loved making melted crayon art. It was kind of magical!!

I like your spin on it to cut out cute cookie cutter shapes.

heather

Judy said...

We did this with hearts for Valentine's Day and had so much fun! I love the different shapes and especially your idea to put them on the front of cards. That would look so cute!

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting every week!! LOVE the crayon art!

~Morgan

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Joni said...

I love to do this with my kids. We do them for almost every holiday. They even look good hung on the Christmas tree.

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blueskiesandgreenlights said...

This is such a cool project for my kids to do. I am teaching kindergarten and I have a six year old and two year old, so you can imagine how much excess crayons bits I have laying around. Thanks for the fun idea that will find a useful place for those crayons and be so much fun for ALL my kiddos. You Rock!!!

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