so we've done this craft in our special needs class at church. my friend christie is the director of the special needs program at our church and she has such great ideas. i love her. i totally stole this craft from her. and my kids LOVED it.
we have tons of ugly crayons. i love crayons. but i kinda need them to be sharp and unblemished. pug is a crayon eater, or crayon chewer i should say. and the kids are good at wearing crayons down too. so we have a good amount of scrappy crayons, and this was the perfect way to get rid of some of them!
all you need is an iron, a towel, wax papaer, a pencil sharpener, and some crayons. we decided to work on writing out the kids' whole names this day. so the kids traced out their names that i dotted out for them. then they cut them out. here's topher showing how to use kiddie scissors, that are so safe they barely cut paper:
then you sharpen your ugly crayons:
we spaced out topher's name and sprinkled the crayon shavings between a folded piece of wax paper and got it ready to be ironed:
and then you iron the paper and kinda squish the crayon bits down. BUT don't get too crazy with this part, especially if you have a lot of shaving on the edges, cause then this will happen:
yup. i got crayon on my iron! doh! that sucks. and on the towel. oh the things you have to do for art.