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June 24th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Ok, so today I decided to to the melted crayon craft with the girls. When we hung them up in the window the sun doesnt seem to shine through them much. Maybe we did something wrong. LOL

We got 2 pieces of wax paper and sprinkled them with different colors of shaved crayons that we sharpened. Then we ironed them to melt them. We then let them dry a bit and cut them out into butterfly shapes. I wasnt sure if the top wax paper was to come off or not but we took it off because it was coming up on the edged anyways and we just left the bottom wax paper on. We then glued the bottom part to some white paper. When we hung them in the windows the sunligth barely comes through them. Uggggghh

Did we do something wrong?
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June 24th, 2009, 06:15 PM
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I have never been able to get those things to work. They always melt into a black mess. I am pretty sure the wax paper is supposed to come all the way off on both sides before you hang them in the window. Gluing it to white paper sounds like a problem too as it will block the sun a bit.
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June 24th, 2009, 07:00 PM
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The sun comes through a bit better on another window but still not like I thought. How do you hang them if you dont glue them to some sort of paper? There so fragile I cant imagine putting a string through them or anything. LOL

Oh well they had fun making them.
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June 24th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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When we did that, I left both pieces of wax paper on & hole punched it & strung it up with yarn. They lasted quite a while & the sun shone through pretty well. I do agree that the colors turned kinda dark though. I think if we were to do it again we maybe wouldn't use so many crayon shavings & maybe only use the really bright colors. lol
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June 24th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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We frequently do this (it gets too hot here though and they let into a big mess too often). We don't do too many crayon shavings and we leave the wax paper on, only cutting out the shape we planned. We use light colors (yellow, light green, orange, light blue, pink, etc...) .
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Tissue paper and liquid starch work much better if you really want the light to shine through them. That is one of my favorite crafts to do.
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June 25th, 2009, 07:10 AM
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I think you are just supposed to leave the waxed paper on it and use a very thin layer of crayon shavings. i've never done it myself.
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June 25th, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Tissue paper and liquid starch work much better if you really want the light to shine through them. That is one of my favorite crafts to do.
How do you do that one, Stacy? Sounds fun!!
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You use wax paper, tissue paper and liquid starch. Just draw the shape you want to make on the wax paper. Then lay your tissue on the wax paper to fill in the shape. Use a paintbrush to brush the liquid starch onto the tissue paper. We usually do it in layers bc the tissue paper is so fragile, but you don't want to do it too thick either bc then the light doesn't come through as well. Let it dry, then cut it out and peel off the wax paper. We always have fun with this.
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June 29th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Oooo! That sounds awesome! We'll have to do this on our first day back at school! Thanks!
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