Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sun Catcher

My Kindergartner made this one. He just cut it the way his scissor

Sun Catcher

crayons in different colors
pencil sharpener
wax paper
aluminum foil
hole puncher or pencil
string or yarn

Today your child/ren will make a beautiful window ornament. Here’s what they can do and have fun:
  1. Put a piece of wax paper on several sheets of newspaper.
  2. Use a pencil sharpener to make a small pile of crayon shavings in several colors.
  3. Sprinkle the shavings on the wax paper.
  4. Now have your child/ren observe as you cover the shavings with another sheet of wax paper and use a warm iron to melt the colors together. To protect your iron, please place a piece of foil between the wax paper and iron surface. (The heat should also melt the two pieces of wax paper together.) Use a towel between the foil and the iron if the heat is too hot.
  5. Let the sun-catcher cool.
  6. Trim the edges to make a shape he likes.
  7. Punch a hole at the top and hang it in a window.
The colors will catch the sunlight like a stained glass window.