Free Art Friday !
Free Art or Open Ended Art is crucial! Kids need to be able to have no boundaries and simply create. I get asked often how I schedule my son’s learning and really I don’t have a strict schedule. We play and the learning comes from that most of the time- I throw in crafts every second day or so and we read all the time. Crayons, markers, paper and stickers are always available for easy creations. Today we didn’t make a craft we made the materials, recycled crayons. It’s easy and fun. You may notice a change in my son from the making to the using, we popped out and got a hair cut, and sucker !
- Gather your materials. You need orange crayons, a single black crayon, muffin tin and non stick spray.
- Pre-heat your oven to 250.
- Peel the paper off your crayons.
- Break your orange crayons into little pieces, easily the favorite step for my son.
- Pop them into the greased muffin tin.
- Into the oven it took about 10 minutes to melt. While it melts, peel and break the black crayon into small bits.
- Add small bits of the black crayons to the orange. I tried to make a face but it didn’t work- you could use shavings and place them as the crayons are cooling.
- Pop back into the oven for a few minutes.
- Swirl the wax and let cool.
- Tip if the crayons aren’t releasing from the muffin tin , put them in the freezer for a few minutes and they will pop right off.
- Now it’s time for fun – use the crayons for some free art! My son was excited to use the crayons HE made !
- If you can’t tell that is a pumpkin and goblin eating a string cheese. As per my son’s explanation! Have fun !