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Literacy Craft for Kids: Melted Crayon Super WHY Letters

Jan 10, 2014

Whole Child Strategy Icon Promotes:
literacy, colour recognition

The SuperWHY! gang is all about spelling, and now your little ones can be too, with this cute craft. You can make an S and W and question mark like we did, or make your child's initials or name or spell anything your child likes. These letters look like stained glass when hung in the window.

What you need:

  • approximately 6 unwrapped crayons
  • wax paper
  • kitchen grater
  • iron (with low setting)
  • scissors
  • string
  • hole puncher
  • newspaper or paper towels
  • letter template here or draw your own shape

Directions:
1. Place newspaper or paper towel on table. Place a sheet of wax on top of the newspaper or paper towel.
2. Grate crayon colours on top of the wax paper--try using a few different colours.
3. Place another piece of wax paper on top of the shavings. Place another newspaper or paper towel on top of the wax paper.
4. With the iron on low setting an adult should iron over the paper about 3 times.
5. When the sheet has cooled, check the wax paper to see if the crayon has melted. If it hasn't, run the iron across the stack a couple more times.
6. Place a letter (from the template) or shape on top of the wax paper (I used a bit of tape to keep the letter from moving around). Draw the outline of the letter with a marker. Remove the template and with the scissors cut out your letter or shape.
7. Punch a hole for the string and hang it up near a window so that the light can shine through.


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