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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr. 2 | Age: 2 - 8 yrs | Written by: Shelly
[Shelly is a kindergarten teacher from Cool Spring Elementary in Hyattsville, Maryland]

Kids can make cool suncatchers using old crayons.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Give the children a square of wax paper.
  2. Have the children sprinkle the middle of the wax paper with crayon shavings made with a knife or cheese grater (and adult assistance).
  3. Place another square of wax paper on top.
  4. Place construction on top of the wax paper.
  5. With ADULT assistance, run a warm iron over the construction paper, to melt the crayon.
  6. After it has cooled, have the children trace the egg template onto the wax design. Then they may cut it out.
  7. Hang the crayon eggs in the window as suncatchers.

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