I started the idea for this project a year ago (shesh, where does 12 months go?!) but didn’t have the right supplies and quite frankly, my kiddos were way too little to make this an appropriate craft for them. With Jack being older and having a little more hand control, I decided to revisit the project for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Thought I would offer it here in case anyone else wants to make MLK art for their window too!
Martin Luther King Day Window Art
1. Use pencil sharpeners to make crayon shavings. Note: I tried to talk to Jack about how each of the crayons represented different types of people in this world and how boring the world would be if we only had one color but Jack looked at me like I was insane to think that crayons were people. Decided to move away from analogies and just enjoy the pretty colors. Maybe next year!
2. Spread the crayon shavings between two wax paper sheets. Try to spread them out more than we did for more of a stained glass effect. With your iron set on low, melt the crayon shavings in between the wax paper. Press down and lift the iron straight up. Don’t slide the iron or you’ll have a purple/brownish mess!