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The Crayola Do-It-Yourself Network

Spring Season

Melted Crayon Lantern

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

Supplies

Crayons, 64 ct.
Pointed Tip Scissors
Crayon or pencil sharpener
Wax Paper
Duct Tapre
Hair Dryer (Adult Assistance Required)
Hole Punch
Jar
Battery-Operated Tea Light

Instructions

  1. Unwrap about 4 Crayola Crayons of different colors.
  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 colors.
  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 colorful 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!