Perfect Little Abstracts: Melted Crayon Art.

Via Diana Mercer
on Jun 9, 2010
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Creamy natural crayons + warm surfaces = melty lusciousnesss

All you need is a warming tray, paper, foil and natural soy crayons.
First wrap foil over the warming tray and set it to LOW.
When it’s warm, draw with crayons to your heart’s content.

Then press paper gently over the melted wax.
Use a rolling pin to evenly soak up the wax and lift off warming tray with tongs.
Safety Note: Watch your child’s fingers, and don’t touch the foil or the warming tray

Enjoy your abstract expressions!
What children learn: The properties of materials and how they work (warm, melted, liquid, solid) ; printmaking (mirror images), color mixing, self-expression and discovery.


About Diana Mercer

I've been delighting in and learning from children for almost 20 years as a teacher, and former owner of Clementine Studio: Art Space for Children. I love to watch a child's spirit emerge and develop through the process of art. I'm also a big fan of stilling my mind with yoga, meditation, and the art of mindfulness, cooking up a fresh, local and organic dinner from the Farmer's Market, making sweet music with my friends, and baking fancy birthday cakes.


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