Old broken/short Crayons
Construction paper cut into 1/2 strips
Warm Iron (do NOT let children use iron)
Piece of muslin
Piece of cardboard to go under project and protect ironing board
from being damaged by melting wax or crayons.
Let children shave crayons using the inside blade of the children's
scissors. Have 2 sheets of wax paper, approximate to size of
'object' you are making, one lying flat on table waxy (sticky)
side up. Let children sprinkle crayon shavings on wax paper
then lay second sheet of wax paper sticky side down over shavings.
Carefully move paper to ironing board and cover with muslin.
Quickly move warm iron over muslin, pressing down so that wax and
crayon shavings melt. Allow project to cool then cut out
desired shape. Use construction paper strips to frame shape.
Alternate Idea: We've also used this project to make
butterflies, then glued popsicle/ice cream sticks to the stick and
glued a black pipe cleaner bent to make a 'v' shape then curled
the ends to make antennae and glued a magnetic strip (a low temp
glue gun is best for this) so the children could put them on the
refrigerator door as a Mother's day gift.
wonderful Lesson and Service Resources specifically designed for
Mother's Day, visit the Mother's
Day section of the Children's Ministry Outlet Mall.