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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sun Catcher

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

Sun Catcher
Materials:

crayons in different colors
pencil sharpener
wax paper
newspaper
aluminum foil
iron
scissors
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.

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