A few things to note. It’s Friday. Afternoon. Which is most definitely not Monday morning, when the Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series usually posts. Life totally got ahead of me this week and I’m just barely treading water. Hence the late arrival of our most recent artsy home project, Wax Paper Letter Art.
The great thing about this week’s project is that every single item is at the ready in any home with kids. Used, broke down crayons, construction paper, scissors, wax paper, a little Elmer’s glue and an iron. Win.
I shredded the old crayons with a tiny cheese grater (Truth: That is the first time I ever used that thing!!!!) so I had little dusty piles of color. Then I let scattered the crayon dust over pieces of wax paper to create a mix of different colors. I liked that I could spread each color individually and make more “artistic” choices instead of having mixed all the colors together completely beforehand.
Once the mini masterpieces were complete, I put the second piece of wax paper on top and ironed everything to create the fun crayon color effect.
While that cooled down, I cut out the boys’ initials in black construction paper. Then I glued the wax paper finished color project to the construction paper and voila! Awesome new initial art that I will frame and hang in their bedrooms. They are going to love them!
NOTE: If you didn’t want to frame them, you could hang them in a window or by a light source! You could also do this on a large scale (like ABCs or 123s or full name) with a piece of poster board as your mat, or you could switch it up with designs or other shapes if you didn’t want to do letters. In fact, when I do it again, I’m sure I’ll use poster board, since it’s more sturdy. The creative opportunities are endless and this simple project made for some quick fun that brightened our home. Loved it!
|In front of the window…the light shines great and the colors look really neat!|
Check out what the other ladies came up with for this week’s challenge on their websites and be sure to link up any wax paper related activities you might have to share!