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Recycled Crayon Rain Cloud Craft

Rain Cloud Craft made with Recycled Crayon

  • Old blue crayons different shades are great
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Tape
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue
  • String or Bakers Twine
  • Cotton balls or fill for clouds
  • A circle that everything can hang from, we used a small embroidery hoop
  1. Cut two pieces of wax paper, about 18 inches long each.
  2. Tape one piece to a table so it will stay in place while kids are working.
  3. Starting with an empty pencil sharpener, have kids twist down to shave the crayons as much as possible.
  4. Spread the shaved wax across the piece of wax paper, then lay the second piece of wax paper on top and tape that in place.
  5. Have an adult use an iron to melt the crayon wax between the wax papers, start with a low setting and increase the temp as needed.
  6. The wax will harden right away and you can trace or free hand draw raindrops and cut them out.
  7. We cut the baker's twine into a bunch of different lengths and added them to the embroidery hoop by doing a bunch of simple Larks Head Knots.
  8. Glue the raindrops to the twine, hot glue is fastest for an adult, or kiddos can do this with craft glue on their own and wait a bit longer for it to dry.
  9. Add the cotton to the top of the ring with hot glue.
Recipe Notes

*You may want to work with a piece of NON wax paper on your work surface and tape the wax paper to this and use something between the iron and wax paper. This will protect both the surface of the table and your iron. Or you can simply and carefully, wipe the surfaces with a hot wet cloth as soon as you’re done with the project.