Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Melted Crayon Butterflies

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.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. What a neat little project!

  2. We haven't made these in forever! I always loved this project. I love the idea of making them into butterflies! Beautitul

  3. i love this! these are adorable! thank you for linking with Look What We Did!

  4. What a nice idea! Very cute. We did a melted crayon project once, and it took forever just to peel the wrappers off of the broken crayons! :)

  5. What a wonderful blessing you all are giving and it is a wonderful project to teach your little's to love others in a thoughtful way.

    I pray the Lord blesses the kids and let them know how much good they made to so many.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  6. I think it is very sweet that y'all take time to do this! I know ya'll are a blessing to many!


  7. Their butterflies are so cute!

  8. Oh, this is super neat! Visiting from Look What We Did. I think this will be on our "did" list as soon as my daughter sees it :)