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Wax Paper Sun Catchers

Create some colorful window art with this simple method! You can hang your creations in a window or make them into a mobile! You can also use your colorful translucent wax papers for scrap booking and collage projects!

What you need:

  • Wax Paper
  • Crayons – with papers peeled.
  • Iron
  • Newspaper
  • String
  • Hole punch
  • Handheld pencil sharpener or Crayon sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Stencils, templates, or cookie cutters to trace for your shapes!
  • Pencil

Step one: Cover your work surface with newspaper and lay a piece of wax paper on top!

Step two: Using your hand held sharpener, sharpen your crayons over your wax paper. We want all the little shavings from the crayons on your wax paper! Keep in mind your crayon colors will get mixed together in our next steps!

Step three: Once you have quite a bit of crayon shavings covering your wax paper, lay another piece of wax paper on top and cover with more newspaper.

Step four: Carefully iron your wax paper to melt all those crayon shavings between your wax papers!

Step five: Let your paper cool off slightly and then remove the newspapers. Check out your awesome piece of translucent wax paper!

Step six: Use a stencil, template, or cookie cutter to trace a shape on your wax paper with a pencil. I made a fish template that I cut out of some card stock.

Step seven: Cut out your shapes, make a hole and add your string!

Step eight: You can hang your cut outs in a window just as they are or you can add them to a dowel or hoop (like an embroidery hoop) and create a mobile!

These colorful wax papers are also fun to use in scrap booking or collage projects too!

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