think know this might have been more for me than abby but she LOVED it and asks to do it everyday.
disclaimer: this project involves pretty much everything unsafe for a two year old, but abby still has all her fingers and no burns so it was considered a success! when i worked in early intervention, my most awesome speech therapist showed me this idea but with leaves. it was a terrifying experience then too but the results were so pretty - totally worth it if you can muster up some courage.
|Peel the wrappers and grate your favorite color crayons with an old grater. This is a great way to use up bits of crayons. If you only have one grater it will get clean in the dishwasher, but it looks pretty terrible beforehand.|
|Sprinkle the crayon shavings on contact paper.|
|Put another piece of contact paper over the crayon shavings. Make sure there is about an inch border because the wax will spread once ironed.|
|Place an old dishtowel over the contact paper and iron away until just melted. Abby was sitting about two feet back with "quiet hands" (hands folded in her lap).|
|Here it is just melted.|
|Abby proudly showing her work.|
|Cut out and enjoy! Abby wanted to play with them in the ice cube tray before taping them to the windows.|
when abby is a little older she can grate the crayons, draw shapes with a sharpie, and then cut them out - making it more her own.
let me know if you try it!