Yay Wednesday after school craft/ activity days are back! Our first craft of the school year was to make these melted crayon pictures. YC has wanted to do them for ages with me, but the summer holidays are always so busy in the last few weeks. It was nice to get back to our normal routine when we know that we have time set aside to do this.
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You will need:
- Black paper
- Baking or Parchment paper
- Tea towel (optional)
Making melted crayon pictures requires adult supervision and help.
Start by carefully grating your crayons onto a piece of paper. I had experimented with using a sharpener but it took too long. I do recommend doing this near to or next to where you will be ironing it. You are less likely to spill the crayon bits as you carry it over.
Tear off a length of baking or parchment paper, but make sure that it will completely cover your paper with the crayon on.
You can cover this with a tea towel, but you don’t have too. We started by using the tea towel, but actually found it quicker to not use one. With the iron on a medium to low setting (use a lower one if you aren’t using the towel) iron over the paper until the crayon has melted. You don’t want to iron it for too long because all the different colours tend to merge into a brown colour.
Peel off the baking/parchment paper and discard it.
On a separate black piece of paper draw the outline of a picture and cut it out.
Finally stick the black paper with the cut out onto your melted crayon paper. It should create a nice vivid picture for you.
YC was very happy with the finished product, and now they hang proudly on the playroom walls.
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