Do you remember wax paper creations? I remember making these as a kid and have seen them in lots of variations recently, but was inspired to make a Valentine’s version after seeing this post on The Crafty Crow.
Warning, this is a fairly messy craft (especially with little one). We made ours last night before dinner while daddy was home and he could help!
First we rounded up all of our misfit crayons in shades of red, pink and purple. Then we peeled off the paper, which was a great task for the kids.
Next I got out an old cheese grater and a crayon sharpener and let the kids start shaving the crayons. This was exciting for all of 15 seconds and then they just wanted to play in the crayon shavings. I ended up shaving the crayons with a knife because it was faster.
Now that you have a pile of crayon shavings (both on your plate and the floor) it’s time to layout the wax paper. Take an old towel and lay it down, place a sheet of wax paper on it.
Let the kids sprinkle the crayon shavings along the wax paper, keeping it away from the edges. This is the part where the kids were giddy with excitement and I was cringing inside about the massive mess that was being made!
Lay another piece of wax paper on top of the crayon shavings and place an old towel on top (FYI: the towels will get stained so make sure you don’t use one you love). Take the iron and press until the crayon is melted.
Finally trace hearts with cookie cutters onto the wax paper creation and cut them out. Each kid taped their hearts to a string and we added a heart with their name at the bottom. Hang in the window and let the sunshine sparkle on your beautiful hearts.