Make It – Crayon Stained Glass Window Hangings
Stained glass art is a little complicated for little ones, but this simplified version allows them to use crayon shavings and decorations to create a unique piece of art that looks great hanging in a window. With the help of an adult (to shave the crayons and use the iron), this can be a fun, family activity.
crayon sharper (to make crayon shavings)
glitter, dried leaves, stickers, paper scraps, and/or pictures from magazines (optional)
How to Make It
- Cut 2 pieces of waxed paper to the same size. You can use fun shapes like leaves for fall or hearts for Valentine’s Day.
- Put one piece of the waxed paper on a flat surface. Arrange the glitter, etc. on the paper. To help avoid unsealed parts, try to leave a rim of waxed paper around the edges without any fillings.
- Add crayon shavings for color accents (these will melt later on). The easiest way to get crayon shavings is by using a crayon sharpener.
- Have an adult put a few layers of newspaper on your ironing board. Put the waxed paper artwork on top of this. Put the second piece of waxed paper on top of the artwork. Carefully put a few layer of newspapers on top of the whole thing.
- Iron on medium heat, checking it frequently to make sure it isn’t burning. Stop ironing when the waxed paper layers are stuck together and the crayon shavings are melted.
- When the artwork has cooled off, trim the edges carefully.
- If there any unsealed parts, patch them with some transparent tape.
- Punch a hole near the top for hanging (or just use tape).
Your little ones will love seeing their dazzling crayon shaving stained glass art hanging in the window.