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Crayon shavings melted between wax paper and then cut into hearts make a stunning display in windows. I can’t think of anything more cheerful or happy hanging from a window.
Crayon Shaving Art
Crayon shaving art is an oldie but goodie craft that we love. Use crayon shavings melted between wax paper to make beautiful suncatchers. Here are ours made with lots of kid help! It is the perfect way to use up old broken crayons.
How to Make Wax Paper Crayon Hearts
Using a handheld pencil sharpener, shave down unwrapped crayons to create crayon shavings in the colors of your choice. We made a lot of shavings since the boys found it so satisfying.
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. Protect your ironing board by using parchment paper or newspaper to iron on. Some crayon wax 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.
Stained Glass Heart Patterns
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 a variety so let the kids draw the hearts. If you don’t want to draw your own hearts here are some paper heart templates.
Draw around the pattern and cut out the heart with scissors.
Place a hole punch at the top and tie on ribbon, thread or fishing line. Hang! The melted crayon makes such a pretty “stained glass” heart.
Martha has directions and a gorgeous display at her place.
A festive and fun craft idea for Valentines Day.