Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Transform crayon shavings into rainbow art with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.
Kids' Craft: Wax paper Rainbow Art

Kids' Craft: Wax paper Rainbow Art


  • 10-15 crayons in rainbow colors
  • pencil sharpener
  • paper plates
  • wax paper
  • iron
  • scissors
  • dish cloth or towel

Peel the crayons. Use the sharpener to create shavings of each color crayon. Keep each color on its own paper plate, or mix together shavings in the same color family for more dimension.  

Collect Crayon Shavings

Collect Crayon Shavings

Lay a sheet of wax paper on a flat surface. Create a rainbow pattern with the crayon shavings.

Crayon Shavings in Rainbow Pattern

Crayon Shavings in Rainbow Pattern

Place another sheet of wax paper on top of the shavings. Help your kids iron the two pieces of wax paper together. Note: Use a dish cloth or paper towel under the iron to prevent the wax from melting.

Iron Crayon Shavings

Iron Crayon Shavings

Use scissors to cut out a rainbow shape. Be creative; cut it into an interesting, organic shape.

Cut Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Cut Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Display the rainbow art on the window to enhance the beautiful colors of the melted crayons.

Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow

Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow

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