The iron is, by far, the most neglected appliance in our household.
My mum was recently over and asked where the iron was kept.
<insert my blank stare here>
It was eventually located (second top shelf in the pantry) and such knowledge came in handy for this melted crayon art project.
To be truly honest, the likelihood of the iron being used in more future craft projects than actual clothes ironing is high.
One of my life philosophies is to invest in clothes that do not require ironing.
But I digress.
Watch how to create your own melted crayon art
What you will need:
Pieces of cotton – we tore up an old sheet. An excellent excuse to spring clean the linen cupboard.
Crayons – we used oil pastels
SAFETY NOTE: This activity involves using an iron. Those things be hot. Adult supervision is necessary. With my kids (aged 4 and 3) I took charge at this stage. Older kids could complete this step, but please take all necessary safety precautions, people. I ironed on top of our wooden chopping board. Make sure you iron atop a suitable surface.
Using a knife, scrape crayon and capture shavings in a tray. Depending on the age of the children, this step may be best completed by an adult. Older children could perhaps complete this step with a plastic knife. Exercise your own judgement.
Fold your piece of fabric in half. Sprinkle crayon shavings onto one half of the fabric.
Depending on the effect you’re after, you might like to experiment with scraping crayons straight onto the fabric.
Fold your fabric in half. Lay between two sheets of baking paper.
Iron over the top. You will feel the crayons melting underneath the heat. Once you get the sense that all the shavings have melted, remove baking paper and unfold fabric.
TA-DA! Melted crayon art.
I sewed a small hem and then threaded a piece of dowel through. I added yarn and turned our melted crayon masterpieces into wall hangings.
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