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Wax Paper Window Garland

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Valentines day often gets the short end of the stick when it comes to decorating, partly because it’s so short and partly because there’s not a lot out there that isn’t, well, tacky. But these are fun and easy and surprisingly pretty considering their humble materials. And hint! This is a great kid project! Let them to the crayon grating (careful of the fingers) and watch the ironing (they’ll love it! It’s magic!) and help cut the hearts!

Things you need:
Waxed paper
Pink and red crayons
Grater
Iron
Scrap paper
Thread and needle
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Grate the crayons until you have a good pile of crayon bits.
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2. Sprinkle onto a piece of wax side up waxed paper. Cover this with another piece, this time wax side down (so the crayon pieces are between the wax layers)
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3. Sandwich these between two pieces of scrap paper and iron with a medium iron until the crayon bits are well melted.
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4. Cut the waxed paper into hearts of various sizes.
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5. Using the needle and thread, stitch the hearts into a chain, adding an extra strand at the top for hanging. Pin at the top of a window and hang down to catch the light and spread a little love.

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4 Comments

  1. I did the shaved crayon between two pieces of waxed paper at a preschool I worked at and let the kiddos cut out the shapes they wanted! it was fun…This is good!

  2. I did this more than 50 years ago in Sunday school. Im doing this again for Valentines day for my granddaughters.

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