Stained Glass Hearts

For a really romantic look try making these clever stained glass hearts. Adults will have to supervise this craft and do a little ironing but kids will love shaving the crayons. You can complete this craft in under an hour.

What you will need:

Crayons (light and bright colors work best)
Handheld pencil sharpener
Waxed paper
Large paper grocery bags
Ironing board and iron
Permanent marker

Instructions for the project: Begin by having the kids peel the paper off the crayons. You can then use a pencil sharpener to shave them over a large sheet of waxed paper, spreading the shavings thinly and leaving a wide blank border around the edges of the paper. Carefully place a flattened paper bag on your ironing board, and then set the crayon-covered waxed paper on top of it. Then you will need to cover the shavings with a second piece of waxed paper and then another flattened bag. Heat the iron on the medium or wool setting, then slowly and carefully press the surface of the top bag (an adult’s job). Continue ironing until the crayon shavings are evenly melted (you can peek under the bag to check). Once the waxed paper is completely cool, your child can cut out a bunch of hearts. If you do larger hearts, you can use a permanent marker to print greetings directly on them. Smaller confetti-style hearts are even great for filling store-bought cards.

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