April Showers Bring May Flowers Melted Crayon Suncatcher
It’s another rainy day down here in Tennessee. And what is a fun thing to do with your kids on a rainy day? Crafting! Crafting is one of my go to activities when my kids are at home board. It’s almost spring time so I thought it would be fun to do a craft with my kids that my mom did with me, which is making melted crayon suncatchers! It’s such an easy and fun craft that the whole family can do, and you can really get creative in your ideas. We decided to try out an April Showers Bring May Flowers Melted Crayon Suncatcher to celebrate the upcoming spring season. You know I had to share it with you guys! Check out the how-to below and make a beautiful decoration for your window this spring. I hope you enjoy!
Here is how to make my April Showers Brings May Flowers Melted Crayon Suncatcher:
You Will Need:
- Wax Paper
- Grater (or pencil sharpener)
- Something to hang your suncatcher from (we used a wooden dowel)
- Iron (or in my case, a heat press lol!)
Step 1: First you will want to pick your color pallet. Since we decided to go with raindrops and flowers we went with some blues, whites, pinks, and purples. You will then strip your crayons of their paper.
Step 2: Lay down a piece of wax paper and begin to grate your crayons into small shavings (like the ones in the photo above). You can mix colors or stick with one color. Make sure to leave some space for your crayon shavings as they will spread when they melt.
Step 3: Next you will fold your wax paper over and make sure all crayon shavings are contained within the wax paper. Place a piece of copy paper on top of your wax paper and begin to iron. It will only take a few seconds (make sure your steam setting is OFF) for the crayons to begin melting so make sure you pay attention. (Side note, I would leave this step to the adults or older children, we don’t want littles getting burned!). Set aside to let cool. Repeat with all the colors you want to use.
Step 4: Now it’s time to let the kids take over! You can use a stencil to cut out your shapes or you can let them go crazy and cut out their own shapes. My kids loved cutting out custom raindrops and flowers for our suncatcher. You will want to make sure that the crayons are fully cooled and hardened before doing this step, otherwise you are in for a mess!
Step 5: Now it’s time to cut your string to the size you want and attach your shapes. We used a little clear glue and it worked great! You can put as many or as few shapes per string as you would like. In my opinion 3 raindrops/flowers on each looked great!
Step 6: Tie your strings to your chosen platform and put a little glue on each knot to secure. Hang in a window and enjoy your beautiful and unique creation!
How easy and fun was that April Showers Bring May Flowers Melted Crayon Suncatcher to make? It looks SO pretty when the sun is shining or during a rainy day. I hope you enjoyed this craft and I would love for you to come back and tell me if you made one with your family!