By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
I am always looking for simple decorations that my daughter and I can do together. This project teaches recycling and it just plain fun! We all have a bin of broken crayons if there is a preschooler in the house and they never want to use the bits, so what do you do with them? Stained Glass Window Hangers! That’s what you make.
I love this project. Plain and simple, it’s just as much fun for the parents as it is for the kids because I love watching the crayons melt and making new colors and patterns by moving the iron around.
So, let’s get started…
The first thing to do is to cut up the crayon pieces into shaved bits or really tiny chunks. I placed like colors in the same container, pink, red and maroons in one. Orange and Yellow in another. Purple, Blue and Green in the last. I wanted to show my little one what happens when you mix colors, but she ended up using all three pots of color in each page.
Next, lay a piece of wax paper down. Then sprinkle the crayon bits on. Cover with another piece of wax paper and iron the pieces of wax paper together.
It melts the crayon wax and the wax from the paper. This creates the cool stained glass look.
Let the sheet cool. Then trace out the desired shapes. I chose a flower for spring and summer time. I was able to cut out 10 flowers from one sheet.
Then I used cotton string to string the cut out flowers together to make a garland. I used a needle to thread the string through the wax paper flowers.
Hang the garland up in the window and see the pretty stained glass flowers!