- Canvas/Heavy Cardstock
- Wax Crayons (DON’T use Melissa and Doug crayons — they’re plastic!)
- Cookie Cutters (optional)
2. Now let the little ones use the crayon pieces to create pictures on their canvas. Try incorporating shapes and letters to turn this activity into a learning experience. Using cookie cutters to align the crayons can be quite helpful for the younger artists.
4. Once everything is melted to the child’s desire, turn off the iron and place the picture aside for a few minutes while the crayon cools. Take this time to examine its unique texture with the kids and introduce them to abstract painters like Monet, who relies heavily upon the texture of his paintings to create a lifelike image of reality.