Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft

Inspired-Housewife: Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft Kids

I love to create with crayons.  This summer my kids and I created melted crayon canvas art.  The art work turned out so beautiful I now have their pieces of art framed and hanging on my bedroom wall.  Today’s post uses melted crayon again, but this time it is stained glass crayon art!

Yesterday I had an art play date at my house.  I had about 8-10 kiddos all excited to melt crayons.  The other moms and I let the kids make whatever they wanted with their crayons.  Some kids made trees with purple flowers, others made small sheets of stained glass art, while others made space ships.  My kids were so excited to have kids over to play that they did not create their works of art until after all the kids had gone.

Inspired-Housewife: Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft Kids

Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft

Materials Needed

  • Box of crayons or your stash of broken crayons.
  • Wax paper or cooking paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Iron
  • Pencil or crayon sharpener or rolling pin
  • Sandwich bag
  • Hard surface you cannot damage by heat or crayon
  • Razor blade

Inspired-Housewife: Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft Kids
Directions

  1. If your crayons have the paper wrapping on them use a razor blade and make a cut down one side.  This peels the labels off much quicker, but be careful not to cut yourself like I did.
  2. Take your wax paper and using your scissors cut two 12 x 12 square pieces.  Take one piece of the wax paper and tape each corner to your hard surface.  The other piece of wax paper will be used to put on top when you go to melt the crayon shavings.
  3. Next comes the fun part the crayons!  You need the crayons to be in small thin pieces for it to iron out correctly.  The moms and I figured out that using a cheese grater as most people suggested took way too long.  We used several pencil sharpeners instead and then I also put several crayons in a sandwich bag and on a hard surface pounded them into little pieces with my rolling pin. Both ways seem to work, but if you want your crayon stained glass super thin you will want to use a pencil sharpener.
  4. Take your shavings and place them on your taped wax paper in an even layer.  Take the other piece of wax paper and place over the top of your crayon shavings.  Take your iron which is on a medium heat setting and place over the crayon shavings.  Be careful not to melt the crayon too much or it will become too thin and not work and break apart.  Once you melted the crayon shavings let the crayons totally cool.  If you pull the top piece of wax paper before it is cool your crayon art will stick and be ruined.
  5. When the crayon art is cooled slowly and carefully peel from your paper.  I had my kids trace objects related to fall and then I used my razor blade to cut over their tracing.

*Note if you do this on a hard surface floor with no carpet please put down a drop cloth or something to catch your crayon shavings as they will stick to the floor and are hard to clean up. *

It was a fun art play date, the cleanup was easy and not as messy as I thought it would be.

Inspired-Housewife: Fall Crayon Stained Glass Art Craft Kids

What other crayon art have you made comment below?

 

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Amee

 

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  1. Emmy Gallodoro says

    I was so exited to find something to do with all those extra crayons. However this made a HUGE mess. Did you find your crayons had static in them? They stuck to everything even vacuuming didn’t get it off the floor. My kids however had a BLAST making these they ended up breaking them, which didn’t surprise me for a 4 and 2 year old. So I gave them coloring sheets with leaves on them and let them color with them. Maybe I did something wrong.

    • says

      Hi Emmy,

      I never noticed any static in the crayons and I had a ton of kids doing it too. Any shavings that ended up on the carpet vacuumed right up. So there was a mess, but it cleaned up easily for me. Hmmmm not sure you did anything wrong maybe it was the type of crayons you used, I used a cheap brand so not the Crayola ones either. I am glad your kids had fun and yes my kids broke their acorns, leaves, and pumpkins by the end of the day too. I have a Kirby vacuum I have no clue if that makes a difference or not, but my crowns did not stick to the floor or even the table we did it on unless the crayon got melted on it.

      :) Amee

      • Emmy Gallodoro says

        I used toddler crayons not sure the brand. I’m still cleaning it of my kitchen floor its stubborn and wont come up but my boys enjoyed it and that’s all that matters :-) I will try it again with regular crayons but outside next timend

        • says

          Awe see I did not do mine on a hard surface only on carpet and they came right up. I could see how they would stick to a kitchen floor. :/ I will put a note in their about this so sorry for the extra clean up as I did not encounter this at all. Amee

  2. says

    I will have to try the pencil sharpener. I once tried using my coffee grinder. (Bad idea.) I haven’t done a craft like this for a while, yours look so nice, I just might have to!

    • says

      Hi Suzanne,

      Ooh a coffee grinder man I thought about using my little food processor, but then thought about having to clean it and thought pencil sharpener sounded better. Hope you have fun making your craft too. :) Amee

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