Melted Crayon Art
I thought it would be neat to try using the technique of "painting" with melted crayons on paper, just as we did with our candle craft. Overall, I enjoyed it more than the kids and was the only one with a finished project. I actually found it relaxing, but it does take time and patience, and I think my kids are just not ready for something so time consuming. So I will definitely have to bring this out again in the future!
My picture is simply a printed coloring page. However, after doing it, I would suggest printing and then attaching the paper to something firmer (like cardboard). Cardstock may be thick enough as well. If not, the paper will curl slightly and you could have some cracking of the dried wax.
Another suggestion would be to use an image with few small spaces. The above coloring page actually had some finer details, but I covered them up as it was too difficult to control the wax in small spaces.
To get the look above, I heated the crayon and then dotted small sections at a time. My kids kept trying to draw with the crayon and this does create a different look, but mine ended up more with a pointillism look. It is all about experimenting!
With this project, you could really make a nice piece of "art" and put it in a frame.
Punched-Out Christmas Trees