Make Stained Glass Crayons
Is your child’s art box a jumble of crayon stubs and broken bits? Don’t throw them out! You can use crayon scraps to make beautiful “stained glass” window hangings and even more crayons.
What You Need:
- Waxed paper
- Crayon stubs
- Crayon sharpener, carrot peeler or grater (depending on your child’s ability level)
- Hole punch
What You Do:
- Cut two large, matching pieces of waxed paper and lay one piece flat on your work surface.
- Peel the paper from your crayons. Have your child sharpen or grate the crayon bits over the wax paper in a decorative design.
- When finished, top with the second piece of waxed paper and the newspaper.
- Then, iron the paper on low until the crayons have melted enough to hold both pieces of paper together (keep lifting newspaper to check).
- Let cool. Trim edges and punch a hole at the top. Add a yarn hook.
- Hang in your child's window or around the house. Better than Chartres!