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Melted Crayon Lantern

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

Supplies:

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayon Sharpener
  • Wax Paper
  • Hole Punch
  • Battery-Operated Tea Lights

Steps:

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1 Unwrap about 4 Crayola Crayons of different colors.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

CIY Staff Tips:

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