Melted Crayon Confetti Lantern

Shed a light on shavings! Make a colourful lantern using a jar, a tea light and Crayola Crayon shavings.

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Supplies:

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayon Sharpener
  • Wax Paper
  • Hole Punch
  • Battery-Operated Tea Lights
  • Duct Tape
  • Hair Dryer
  • Glass Jar

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This project uses a hair dryer. Adult assistance is required.

Steps:

1

Unwrap about 4 Crayola Crayons of different colours.

2

Sharpen your crayons into small shavings using a crayon or pencil sharpener.

3

Tear off a square of wax paper and lay it on a flat, protected surface. Then, sprinkle crayon shavings onto the wax paper. Be sure to blend the colours.

4

Place another piece of wax paper over top of your crayon shavings. Tape down the edges and make sure to squeeze out as many air bubbles as possible.

5

With adult assistance, use a hair dryer to melt the shavings until they form a colourful melted surface. Let cool.

6

Cut the wax paper to fit in a glass jar. Roll the wax paper and place inside the jar, wrapping around the inside edge of the glass.

7

Place a battery-operated tea light into the jar to make a lantern!

  • Occasion:

    • National Crayon Day,

    • Rainy Day Crafts

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult


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