We decided to make melted crayon butterfly suncatchers for Meals on Wheels this month. We wanted to do something to celebrate Easter and spring. I had tons of crayon bits and thought suncatchers would be great for the homebound.
First ~ Grate the crayons into separate bowls by color. After much trial and error, we discovered that pencil sharpeners worked well.
Second ~ We traced a butterfly template onto waxpaper and put the shredded crayon onto each one (NOTE ~ less is better). Then cover with another piece of waxpaper and towel. We had to leave the iron on each one for a minute or so.
Third ~ We let each one cool before cutting them out.
Fourth ~ We added a little note to each one. They are really cute. This was a fun and very inexpensive charity. It was very time consuming, however. I think we spent about 4 hours on this project over two days.
We look forward to dropping them off to the Meals on Wheels headquarters in the next day or so.