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We have a several activities below that use crayons to be creative while learning. If you do one of these activities, please 'snap' a quick picture and send it to us!

Melted Crayons

Grades: K-6th
Lesson Plan Objectives: Development of creativity using a different method of crayons to express ideas and development of fine and gross motor skills.

Crayon ActivitiesMaterials Needed: Old crayon stubs (with paper covering removed), shelf paper or drawing paper, wax paper, shaving tool (grater, dull vegetable peeler), iron, muffin tins or egg cartons.

Lesson Procedure: Grate or shave crayon stubs. Use muffin tins or egg cartons for storage, placing a different color in each section. Sprinkle some crayon chips on a piece of shelf or drawing paper. Place a piece of wax paper over the shavings. Use a warm iron to press on this second paper and melt the crayons. The iron needs only to be warm. Remove the wax paper. You may use a black crayon to draw over the melted colors or use scissors to scratch a design or picture into the wax.

Variation #1: Melt crayons in muffin cups and use the wax as liquid paint. Use cotton swabs or craft sticks to apply the melted crayons. Be sure to line the muffin tin with paper cup liners or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Variation #2: Melt stubs of crayons together in paper—lined muffin cups. Place different colors in the same cup for variety. Allow the melted wax to harden. Cool and peel off paper liners. You can make your own mixed crayons!
Submitted by: Jennifer

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Summary: Idea using crayons and poster paper to make a poster on preserving the environment.
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Summary: Activity using crayons with leaves and other greenery to make rubbings stationary.
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Summary: Tracing around friends in dance poses with your crayons makes for a fun music filled project.
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Summary: We have 2 bulletin boards that demonstrate diversity by using crayons.

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