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Crayon Hearts Project

Let’s admit it, we throw away tons of broken and old crayons that are no longer being used especially when we have bought our kids a new set of crayons most of the time. And I was guilty of that too!

Try this crayon hearts decor the next time you’ll have some broken crayons from your kids instead!

 

MATERIALS:

    • Waxed paper
    • Wax crayons
    • Handheld pencil sharpener
    • Kraft paper
    • Iron
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Silk thread

STEPS:

1. Begin with a 12-by-16-inch sheet of waxed paper. Fold it in half along its length; unfold. Deposit wax-crayon shavings (made with a handheld pencil sharpener) evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges with a 1/2-inch fold to hold the shavings.

2. Protect your ironing surface with kraft paper. Place the waxed paper on the kraft paper, and cover it with another sheet of kraft paper. Iron lightly on medium heat, checking after every few passes. Stop when all the shavings have melted; let cool.

3. Trace and cut out hearts of various sizes. String each heart with a silk thread for hanging.