If you’re like us, you have a never-ending supply of broken crayons. I’m pretty sure our crayon bin is filled with more broken, wrapper-less crayons than ones that are in tact. I’ve seen different tutorials on making suncatchers with crayons and coffee filters or markers and waxed paper so decided to combine the two and see what we would get.
I’m a big fan of rainbows so thought it would be perfect to work on the colors of the rainbow while making suncatchers with the kids.
1. Break and peel crayons if this hasn’t already been done for you.
2. Start shredding. I used a cheese grater, the bigger the crayon, the easier it was to shred but just watch your knuckles!
3. Set the kids up with a piece of wax paper in front of each of them and all of your crayon shreds.
4. Let them decorate the wax paper with the shreds (somehow mine all stuck with the rainbow theme). The thinner the layer of crayon shreds the better, the thicker layers didn’t show the sun through quite as well.
5. Put an old towel over your ironing board just in case and then place your wax paper creations on the towel. Place another piece of wax paper over top of the crayon shreddings, making sure to cover the whole crayon-ed area.
6. Set the iron on low and quickly go over the top piece of wax paper, the crayons will melt fast so don’t let the iron linger on the paper.
7. Keeping the papers intact, transfer the entire creation somewhere to cool and harden.
8. Once cool, cut shapes out of the hardened design and hang in your window to watch the sun shine through.
I absolutely love these. Everyone should see a rainbow when they look out the window.
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