Last year, right about this time, I found myself trying so hard to come up with a post. Something Thanksgiving related or Autumn. We were fairly new at blogging and the pressure felt on to have something awesome, but I was stuck. I even posted about it “The Post That Didn’t Happen”. I had been revamping my Pin for last years Thankful Tree when that post popped up in the related section. This year it hit me! I was going to create a colorful melted crayon turkey!! So I broke out my crafting iron and started shaving some crayons….
This is a craft that you can prep ahead of time, but you can help your little ones create.
Watch this quick DiY video then check out more details below!
What you need for your Crayon Turkey:
- Autumn colored crayons
- veggie peeler or crayon sharpener
- wax paper
- construction paper (Brown, Red, & Orange)
- an iron
- googly eyes (optional)
Then pull out a sheet of wax paper and fold it in half with the shiny side inside.
Then close it like a book and set the iron on the paper.
DO NOT RUB!!
Just set it down for a few seconds, lift up, move over, set it down again. Your little ones can help with this but under very close supervision. Do this until you have covered the whole surface of the wax paper.
Flip the turkey onto it’s belly and attach your feathers on the back.
The light shines through them so well. We hung ours on the back door in our family room!
My kids favorite part is watching the crayons melt into the cool design.
I hope you find time to make these fun little creations! It is sure to be a fun creative afternoon for you and your kiddos!!
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The possibilities are endless! If you don’t have time to make a turkey, I’m sure you can find a Christmas creation to make with the same concept.