While taking a walk with my children we finally saw the first signs of Spring. Little bits of green plants popping up. We were all very excited! It will be weeks before the beautiful colors of Spring blossom in our neighborhood so today we are Celebrating Spring by making Melted Crayon Flowers.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MELTED CRAYON FLOWERS
iron (or oven)
buttons or beads
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED BY MAKING MELTED CRAYON FLOWERS
scientific exploration (what happens when heat is added to crayons)
fine motor development
HOW TO MAKE MELTED CRAYON FLOWERS
Begin by peeling the paper off of the crayons (perfect opportunity to use old crayons). Chop up crayons into little pieces. I used about 10 crayons.
To melt the crayons you can either use an iron or place in a 200 degree oven for 2 minutes or until melted. When using an iron make sure you are moving the iron in circular motions. If you are concerned about protecting your iron place a kitchen towel on top of the wax paper.
Let cool completely. The melted crayon will become hard again. Cut out small flower shapes. Have your child push a pipe cleaner through the middle of the flower. Add a button to the pipe cleaner and bend the top to make sure the button stays on. Repeat with each flower. That’s it!