Monday, 9 July 2012

Melted crayons

Recently we tried melting crayons on hot rocks. The kids absolutely loved this activity. It was amazing to watch how the crayon colours dispersed on the rocks. Alex and Jasmine have been playing with their new pet rocks ever since. I dread to think where they will turn up each day - so far I have found them in their beds, hats, sofa and definitely under foot. For this activity you will need:
  • rocks (we bought some at Bunnings but next time we will try and find some at the park)
  • wax crayons
  • foil
  • oven
  • oven trays
Put the rocks in a moderate oven (180 celsius) on foil lined trays for 10 minutes. Set up a table with heat proof mats and a cloth to avoid any disasters. Bring the hot rocks to the table and press diffferent coloured crayons on them. Enjoy the satisfaction of giving the rocks a lovely new colour!

The rocks stay hot for five to ten minutes so you don't have a huge amount of time to get the colour on. I would recommend that you supervise children at all times for this activity.

Thanks goes to The Artful Parent again for introducing us to this activity. They have also tried melted crayons on baking paper and wood blocks - both of which look equally fun. I'll be keen to try that out other melted crayon activities sometime soon.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. We are going to try a terracotta pot, but I love the rock idea as well! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!