Crayon Shaving Hearts
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.
We made lots of crayon shavings with a pencil sharpener.
Place shavings on a piece of wax paper.
Either place another piece of wax paper on top or fold over the edge to cover all of the shavings.
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.
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.
Draw around your pattern.
Cut out, hole punch and tie on ribbon, thread or fishing line. Hang!
Martha has directions and a gorgeous display at her place.