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Crayon Shaving Hearts

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Crayon shavings melted between wax paper and then cut into hearts make a beautiful display in windows. This is an oldie but goodie craft that we love. Here are ours made with lots of kid help! I can’t think of anything more cheerful or happy hanging from a window.

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We made lots of crayon shavings with a pencil sharpener.

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Place shavings on a piece of wax paper.

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Either place another piece of wax paper on top or fold over the edge to cover all of the shavings.

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Iron on the lowest setting for about 1 second. You can go always go longer after checking to see if the shavings have melted. Be careful to not burn the wax paper. It is a good idea to do the ironing on a piece of newspaper. Some shavings could leak out of the sides and it does leave a residue underneath the wax paper. If you are worried about your iron, just place your wax paper between two sheets of newspaper or scrap paper.

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I think it is easiest for kids to trace around cardboard so I took cereal boxes and cut out heart shapes to be used for patterns. This is where you get variety so let the kids draw the hearts.

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Draw around your pattern.

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Cut out, hole punch and tie on ribbon, thread or fishing line. Hang!

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Martha has directions and a gorgeous display at her place.

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