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    Crayon Art
    Magic Waxed Paper Pictures
    Magic Waxed Paper PicturesAge: Preschool through elementaryTime: An afternoon Type of activity: Science Arts and Crafts You've heard of disappearing ink, but have you heard of magic crayons? Your child is sure to be surprised by her mysterious ar...
    Christine Dvornik
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    Stained Glass Crayons
    Stained Glass CrayonsWarning: These come out looking a little like peanut butter cups. Your child just may decide to take a bite! Materials Broken crayon pieces Muffin tin, greased Aluminum foil (optional)Directions This is a good project to use ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Crayon Melt Prints
    Crayon Melt PrintsThis activity requires the use of a food warming tray or electric griddle. Close supervision by an adult is recommended. Materials Food warming tray or electric griddle Aluminum foil Crayons Paper Oven mitts Damp cloth Direction...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Paper Batik
    Paper Batik Materials Construction paper Crayons Tempera paint, liquid Paintbrush Newspaper Paper Hot iron Directions Have your child completely color a piece of construction paper with crayons. Show her how to crumple the paper carefully into a ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Crayon Art
    Crayon Rubbings
    Crayon RubbingsMaterials Textured objects Paper Crayons, paper removedDirections Collect textured objects like leaves, string, doilies, paper clips, keys, fabric, tiles, coins, cardboard shapes, and bricks. Place a sheet of paper over an object, ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Homemade Rainbow Crayons
    Homemade Rainbow CrayonsMelt a few broken crayons into a film canister, and you will end up with a crayon rainbow of layered colors.These crayons are beautiful and easy for little hands to hold! Materials Broken crayon pieces Clean, empty tin ca...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Crayon Art
    Old Crayon Window Art
    Old Crayon Window ArtAn Activity from KinderArt Age: Elementary and upTime: 30 minutes or moreType of Activity: Arts and CraftsMaterials needed: Two sheets of wax paper (make sure they're the same size)Old bits of crayonAn ironAn old cheese grate...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater