Friday, August 8, 2008

Crayon on Sandpaper Art

Crayons really do have so many interesting possibilities. Introducing something like coloring on sandpaper gives children a new and exciting texture to explore. Just when they thought crayons were BORING....a cool new project is theirs to experience!
Options for this project.
1. Color designs on sandpaper with crayons. For younger children the process will be the fun, no need to expect a masterpiece.
2. After designs are complete and sandpaper is full of wax, transfer it to paper. Lay sandpaper design facing up on newsprint. Place drawing paper on top. Cover with newsprint. Iron on LOW setting. Check transfer progress carefully and stop when crayon has melted .
3. OR....Place sandpaper full of crayon drawing facing up in the oven at 225 degrees for 30 seconds.
Please use caution with children and keep hot wax out of reach until it cools!!!

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