I have LOVED having my children home for the past two weeks and was quite sad they had to go back to school. However, we did quite a bit of fun stuff while they were home. This was one of the fun projects that we made.
These snowflakes are just colored with crayons, believe it or not!
You need to cut out a ton of snowflakes. Trust me on this. You will run out long before you want to stop coloring these.
I made these with 6 kids ages 2-11 and everyone single one of them loved it. You could use this technique on any shape and even on regular paper as well. However, this week we are going to be focusing on a winter theme so I am just sticking with these snowflakes that we made.
To make these you simply cover a frying pan with aluminum foil. Heat up the pan while you peel the crayons that you want to use.
I would suggest having the kids kneel/stand on a chair next to the stove. This is just for safety. Having the kids higher up is better as their hand doesn’t get close to the pan when it’s coming down from above. (Now that I’ve warned you, I must also remind you that I had 6 kids, ages 2-11 and not one of us got burned!).
Put a snowflake onto the aluminum covered, hot, frying pan and color. The harder you press on the crayon, and the slower that you move it, the more the crayon melts. It melts immediately and so you are more painting with the crayon than you are drawing/coloring with it. So cool!
You can even mix colors and see what comes up. You can tell the difference in brands of crayons. Some of them melted into the paper and leached out. While others mostly stayed on top of the paper. It takes a minute for them to dry completely and go hard. You are left with a thick layer of crayon on top of the paper, which is why they are so vibrantly colored! It gives a nice stiffness to them, as well! Just an all around fun project with great results for every age!