Since kids are so good at breaking up crayons when they are new from the box, getting them to break them up intentionally is usually fun! Let the kids tear apart the crayons until they are in tiny pieces.
Parental supervision is recommended.
What you'll need:
- Broken crayons
- Wax paper
- Ironing board
- Dish towel
- White paper
- White fabric or a T-shirt
How to make it:
- Take a plain white piece of fabric (we used a T-shirt) and prepare it by placing it on the ironing board "canvas" side up. Insert a piece of clean white paper between the layers of the T-shirt.
- Kids can create a pattern on the T-shirt with the broken crayon pieces. Simple patterns might include a heart, a peace sign, or a rainbow.
- The adult can place waxed paper on top of the crayon pattern, and a dish towel on top of that. Use the iron on a low to medium heat to melt the crayons into place. Then remove the towel and the waxed paper to see the new creation!
- Since the crayons are colored, the idea is to melt the color into the fabric. The wax will usually wash off, but the colors remain for a LONG time!