Time for another kids' craft using one of my favorite craft room staples, the warming tray!
If you don't have a warming tray yet, you can use any electric griddle. I recommend getting one at a garage sale or thrift store that you can dedicate to crafts though. Don't use the same one you use for pancakes, unless you have a fondness for eating wax (no judgment here).
You'll also need cardstock, a paper scrap cut into a heart, some unwrapped crayons, and a mini grater (again, dedicated to crafts). If you don't have a mini grater, a plastic knife works too.
Turn on the warming tray. Place the cardstock on it, then put the heart in the center. Use the grater or the knife to grate/shave crayon bits over the paper. Put the heaviest amount of shavings near the edges of the heart, decreasing as you move away from it.
The wax will melt within a few seconds. When you're happy with the amount of color, unplug the warming tray. Remove the cardstock, then carefully lift the heart up and discard it. You can add a message inside the heart or leave it plain.
This craft works just as well with any shape in the center. Try it with a monogram, a star, a lucky clover, or anything else you can dream up!
Wowwwwwwwwww! This looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Fun! I love this craft. I've never seen a mini grater before! I think I need one. ;)ReplyDelete
I got mine at a kitchen outlet store for under a dollar. You do need one!Delete
I used to do this all the time w/ my kids when they were little! Although all we did was melt the crayon wax and let "it" decide what shape it wanted to take! Never thought of using a shaped 'template'.ReplyDelete
We would put our shavings on one paper, cover it w/ another and then iron it w/ a regular clothes iron to make the crayon melt. The kids loved it... so easy and fun!
I've done that too, although with waxed paper so that the crayon wax is sealed between the two sheets. So much fun!Delete