Tip!

To make a hanger, carefully poke a hole through the top of the melted crayon art project with a needle. String with thread to hang it in your window.

Melted Crayon Art Project

This melted crayon art project results in a picture that swirls around to become a kaleidoscope of colors, and the bumpy surface makes a wonderful texture too!

What You'll Need:
  • Crayons
  • Handled pencil sharpener
  • Waxed paper
  • Kitchen or bath towel
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hot pad or oven mitt
  • Blunt scissors
  • Needle and thread
HOW TO MAKE A MELTED CRAYON ART PROJECT:

Step 1: Twist old crayons in a small hand-held pencil sharpener to make shavings. Spread them on a sheet of waxed paper, and place another sheet on top.

Step 2: Cover your "sandwich" with a towel. With an adult's help, iron it until the crayons are melted.

Step 3: Remove the towel, and use a hot pad or oven mitt to smooth over the waxed paper. This will spread the crayons, mixing the colors together.

Step 4: After the crayons have cooled, cut the waxed paper into a flower, a star, an apple, or any shape you want.

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