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Cool Crayons

Materials
Broken Crayons
Heavy Paper Cups
Assorted Candy Molds

To Do:

  1. Remove all paper from crayons and sort by color in heavy paper cups.

  2.  Place one cup of crayons into a microwave oven.

  3. Cook on high for 4-6 minutes or until the crayons are completely melted.

  4. Carefully pour the melted crayon wax into candy molds.

  5. Place the candy molds in the freezer for 20 minutes until the wax is hard.

  6. Pop Cool Crayons out of the candy molds and color!

Tips and Ideas
Try melting 2-3 different colors of crayons together to create marbleized crayons.


Bubble Painting

Materials:

  • Bubble solution

  • Bubble wands

  • Food coloring or liquid water colors

  • 1 container for each color

  • White paper

 Instructions:

  1. Place some bubble solution in each of the containers.

  2. Put a few drops of food coloring in each container.  Make sure you have separate containers for each color.

  3. Take your white paper outside and hang it from a fence or clothesline, or put it on the ground or a table. 

  4. Dip the bubble wand in the color of choice.

  5. Blow bubbles onto the paper.  When the bubbles break a beautiful print will be left.
     


Salt Dough Ornaments
Project should be done with an adult!

Materials:
Waxed paper - Rolling pin - Large bowl - Measuring cups - Cookie cutters

Cookie sheets - Oven - Drinking straw

Ingredients

  • 2 C. flour

  • 1 C. salt

  • 1 C. water

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and water.

  2. Knead together ingredients until it feels like dough.  Add a tad more water if mixture is dry.  Dry dough will make crumble.

  3. Roll dough out using rolling pin.

  4. Use cookie cutters to press out your favorite shapes.

  5. Place shapes on a cookie sheet.

  6. Use drinking straw to punch a hole in the top of the ornament.  Use this hole to hang the ornament.

  7. Heat oven to 300.

  8. Bake for 1 hour or until ornaments are dry on front and back.

  9. Let ornaments cool.

  10. Decorate with poster or acrylic paints or glue decorations onto them.

  11. Let ornament dry.  When dry, protect with a clear coat of acrylic paint.

  12. Put string or thin ribbon through the hole for hanging. 

Suggestion:

Instead of punching a hole with the straw, buy magnets for the back and use at a fridge decoration.