Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Transform crayon shavings into rainbow art with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.
girl holding wax paper rainbow art against window

Kids' Craft: Wax paper Rainbow Art

Use crayon shavings, wax paper and an iron to make rainbow art with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.

Materials:

  • 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.  

girl sharpening crayon to collect shavings

Collect Crayon Shavings

Use a manual pencil sharpener to collect crayon shavings to make St. Patrick's Day art with your kids.

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

crayon shavings placed on wax paper in rainbow pattern

Crayon Shavings in Rainbow Pattern

Place crayon shavings in rainbow pattern to make St. Patrick's Day art with your kids.

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 on top of crayon shavings sandwiched between wax paper sheets

Iron Crayon Shavings

Place paper towel on top of wax paper and iron on low setting to make St. Patrick's Day art with your kids.

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

girl cutting wax paper rainbow art

Cut Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Cut wax paper in a rainbow shape with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.

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

girl holding wax paper rainbow art against window

Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow

Use crayon shavings, wax paper and an iron to make rainbow art with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.

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