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Wax Paper Window Art

Objectives

Students will create a piece of art.

Materials

  • Two sheets of wax paper (make sure they are the same size)
  • Old bits of crayon
  • An iron
  • An old cheese grater

Procedures

  1. Lay a sheet of wax paper down on a flat surface.
  2. Take a cheese grater and grate bits of crayon into small shavings over the wax paper.
  3. Have students spread those shavings around until they are happy with the colors and patterns.
  4. Lay the other sheet of wax paper on top of all the crayon bits.
  5. Carefully press a warm iron over the top sheet of paper.
  6. The crayon shavings will begin to melt into one another forming designs.
  7. When the wax paper has cooled down, hang the creations in a window.

Did you know?

In 1903, the original 8 colors in a Crayola® box were: Black, Brown, Orange, Violet, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow. Today Crayola® offers colors like Cotton Candy, Eggplant, and Banana Mania.

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Students create window art by ironing crayon gratings between wax paper.
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