Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Stained Glass Hearts
We made these at the beginning of the month and they have been brightening up the window in the kitchen for the past few weeks.
Start by giving the kids a bunch of crayons to peel (thicker crayons work better).
Get frustrated by how long it is taking to peel the crayons whip out a knife and cut down each wrapper - and suddenly they peel off with ease!
Now you have to shred the crayons. Vegetable peelers work great as does a sharp knife (for adults only). You need a big pile of crayon shavings.
Now give each child a sheet of wax paper with a heart (or whatever shape you want to create) drawn on it in black permanent marker. Start sprinkling crayon shavings all over.
You actually do not want too many - keep it light and leave blank spots.
Once that is done, put another piece of waxed paper on top of the first and then cover with a couple of paper towels (this is to protect your iron).
Iron the waxed paper until you melt the crayon. I only let my own two kids try this step.
Cut out the heart shape, punch a hole in the top and hang your beautiful creation in the window!