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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Art with Kids

The other day I found a warming tray at Goodwill. It's old as dirt but was cheap and great for fall art projects.

We worked on melted crayon drawings today and the girls loved it.  It's very simple. Place a piece of paper on the warming tray, set to low, and color on it with crayons. How much simpler can it get? I gave my girls a glove to wear on their other hand to help hold the paper, (it gets pretty hot) but they ditched the glove quickly and just figured out how to do it without touching the tray.

Because the tray gets so warm, I don't recommend this project for anyone under 4 and you need to supervise them at all times.

I drew a leaf shape for them and then let them color it in.
the longer the paper is on the tray, the faster the crayons will melt.

using the side of the crayon covers a lot of area and really helps to blend.
This girl really liked experimenting with different colors. When the crayons melt, the colors really come to life.

Then after we did a few leaves, we started on pumpkins

For some reason, this is the only picture of a finished pumpkin I took. It was a girly pumpkin with eyelashes and lip gloss. The other pumpkins were so cute .
This is a great craft for kids to help them learn about change (the melting crayon), effects of heat, and help them think outside the box.

You can also find warming trays at Walmart or Target in case your local Goodwill is fresh out.

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Blogger Jessie's Girls said...

Great idea, but a little scary! I think I'll wait a couple years on that one. We just had a little fingertip burn here yesterday, and it assailed my ears for hours afterwards.

September 29, 2010 at 6:02 AM  

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