Melted Crayon Stained Glass Window Cross Suncatcher
This Melted Crayon Stained Glass Window Cross Suncatcher is a new version of a popular craft. This particular craft is a family project because the tools and expertise of some portions require older teen or adult help.
Bits of crayon
Warm iron (under adult supervision)
Xacto knife and Scissors
Black Permanent Marker
Click on the template and print out window pattern.
I cut the inner parts of the window pattern with an Xacto knife because it was easier to get nice straight lines. After finishing I went along the edges with a black marker to eliminate the white lines that appeared at the cut line. Do not cut out the outside yet.
Place a piece of wax paper over window pattern. Sprinkle crayon shavings (sparingly!) on wax paper following the design on the pattern. I decided to make the cross a different color but you can do it all one if you like. Don't worry if some of the shavings cross over into other colors, it just adds interest.
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.
Spread tacky glue sparingly on the pattern side and glue to the waxed paper butterfly. We have found that tacky glue is the only glue that adheres to waxed paper. *Note: If you really want to go all out you can cut out two of the patterns and sandwich the waxed paper between them so it looks beautiful on both sides.
Punch a hole in the top of the window and thread fishing line through to enable it to be hung in the window or use a piece of double stick tape like I did.
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