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Old Crayon Window Art

An Activity from KinderArt
Age: Elementary and up
Time: 30 minutes or more
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts

Materials needed:

  • Two sheets of wax paper (make sure they're the same size)
  • Old bits of crayon
  • An iron
  • An old cheese grater

    How would you like to use up your old crayons and decorate your windows... at the same time? Then get ready to try your hand at some wax paper window art.

    What to do:

    Step One: First, lay a sheet of wax paper down on a flat surface.

    Step Two: Now, take your cheese grater and grate the bits of crayon into small shavings over the wax paper.

    Step Three: Spread those shavings around until you are happy with the colors and patterns.

    Step Four: Lay the other sheet of wax paper on top of all the crayon bits.

    Step Five: Now (with an adult's help), take a warm iron and press it over the top sheet of paper carefully.

    Step Six: Your crayon shavings will begin to melt into one another, forming pretty designs.

    Step Seven: When the wax paper has cooled down, take your creation, hang it in a window, and admire the beautiful colors and shapes!

    Facts
    The fun folks at Crayola® tell us that in 1903, the original 8 colors in a Crayola® box were Black, Brown, Orange, Violet, Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. Today they offer colors like Cotton Candy, Eggplant, and Banana Mania.

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  • August 30, 2014



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