Melted Crayon Beetle Window Hanger
Bugs may be creepy crawly, but these Bug Window Hangers are lots of fun and a great way to recycle bits and pieces of old crayons.
Bits of crayon
Warm iron (under adult supervision)
Tacky glue (optional)
Wiggle eyes (optional)
Click on Printables and print out bug pattern or create your own.
Place a piece of wax paper over bug pattern. Sprinkle crayon shavings (sparingly!) on wax paper following the design on the download.
Place another piece of wax paper on top of shavings and a blank sheet of paper or a cloth over that. Gently press down with a warm iron. Crayon will melt quickly.
Staple pattern to the crayon melted wax paper outside of the design area and cut out. This may be enough for the littlest crafters.
We decided to go the next step to make it even more dramatic and a little more challenging for the older kids.
We outlined the wax bug with a fat black permanent marker. We had to go over it twice to make it show up on the waxed paper.
Then we glued on two wiggle eyes with tacky glue.
Finally we punch a hole in it and strung it up with filament or fishing line so you can hang it in the window and let the sun shine through.
Crafty Crafted is a craft idea center suitable for children or toddlers to follow. By crafting, children will be able to gain control of their motor skills and thus improving the creative side of their brains.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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