Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Craft with Kids

I was looking around for some ideas of things to do with my daughter and found some ideas with melting crayons in wax paper and then hang them in the window.  These are the materials that you need add glue and scissors to the group as well.

I began by tearing a piece of wax paper off and fold it in half making a crease then opened it back up.  Then using a crayon that doesn't have the paper on it still I used the pencil sharpener to create shavings of the crayon.  My daughter loved doing this part.

When we got the colors that we wanted on there we put them in some kind of a design to see if it would melt that same way.

Put your iron on medium and then having paper on the bottom as well as on top of the wax paper, put the iron on top of the paper for a few seconds at a time and keep checking it often.  It melted really fast for me, next time I'm going to turn the heat down on the iron a little bit more.

This is what it will look like after ironing it.

We did two more of these, next time we are going to use less wax so its more see through as well as only use light colors.  While they were cooling we cut out some flowers and glued some stems and leaves on them.

I then cut out circles from the wax paper a little bit bigger then the holes I cut out, then glued them to the flowers.  My daughter loved helping me out especially when it came to the gluing part.

After they were dried we hung them in the window.  We have these windows that have a lot of character but are a pain to clean and hang things on them.  I would love to do a whole garden in the window with grass and stuff, but its a little hard with these windows.  It was also a cloudy day so the picture is a little dark, hopefully the next sunny moment I remember to get a better picture of it.

I'm linking up to these parties:

Lil' Luna Link Party


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

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  1. What a great idea to welcome spring! I think my little guy would love this!

  2. These are so cute for the windows for spring! I love the idea and I think I'll try it with my boys next week. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :)
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. That is such a great idea!! I have a stock pile of old crayons we'll need to do something with soon. I'll have to keep this one in mind. :)

    Thanks for linking this project up with For the Kids Fridays! I appreciate you stopping by, and hope to have you back for this week's party! I'll be posting it later tonight.

    :)rachel at


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