|Pretty shamrock sun catchers|
All you need for this project is:
hand held pencil/crayon sharpener
thin towel for pressing
tape or string
We had Mr. D help us "shave" the crayons. We found all the left over broken ones, and we tried to find as many shades of green as we could, from dark, to medium, to lime. Using a hand held pencil sharpener we made little piles of each color.
Here's our left over nubs when we were through
After that you want a longer piece of wax paper. Find your small fry (or other assorted willing participants) and start sprinkling the crayon shavings however you would like. We tried to leave a little space around the edges to help seal everything together in a minute.
Take another piece of wax paper about the same size and gently lay it directly over your first piece.
|It's a waxy crayon shaving sandwich.|
|Mr. D actually irons better than me, so we "elected" him for this part|
|Oo pretty green wax smudges|
Simply cut them out carefully after that and you can hang them by fishing line or string in any window. We decided to hang them in our front window using regular scotch tape, which was less time consuming.
We happened to make 20 shamrocks when we realized our front window had twenty squares to fill. How perfect is that? They were really bright and festive and, like snowflakes, no two turned out exactly alike
Our little kitty Haley liked them so much she sat in the window for quite awhile admiring our handy work.
|kitty and clovers|
And the luck of the Irish must have been with us, because no sooner had we put up the shamrocks, the sun came out behind the storm and out came a rainbow!
|a happy rainbow smiling down on our Irish art|
So grab a kid or a grandkid or two this weekend and have some fun making these cute little sun catchers. By the way, you can switch up the colors and make these for any holiday. Think pink and red hearts for Valentine's Day, pastel flowers, crosses, bunnies, and eggs for Easter, etc. Anyway, have FUN!