Heart Sun Catchers

SO MUCH FUN! Grated crayons melted on wax paper make the best sun-catchers. Cut these into hearts to create gorgeous valentines decorations (or gifts)

Heart Sun Catchers

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration 15-30 minutes
Age 5+
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  • Black Card
  • Crayons
  • Iron (ADULTS ONLY)
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Wax paper


  • Step 1

  • Step 2

  1. Take the paper off your crayons and using a pencil sharpener create crayon shavings
  2. Sprinkle the shavings in the center of a piece of wax paper
  3. Place another piece of wax paper over the top.
  4. Put an old towel or cloth on top of your ironing board to protect it, then place the double layer of wax paper on top and another old towel on top of that (this step is to ensure you protect your ironing board and iron from melted crayon)
  5. ADULTS ONLY: With the iron on a low heat setting, iron the towel until the crayon shavings underneath have melted; checking every few seconds.
  6. Remove the upper towel and carefully pull the top sheet of wax paper off.
  7. Allow to cool
  8. Cut into heart shapes and mount onto black card heart shaped frames.


  1. Some beautiful examples of this project can be found online. For example wonderful examples can be found here: thebarefootmom.wordpress.com and here: www.marthastewart.com
  2. It is not easy to have success with peeling apart the wax paper. It is easier to leave the two pieces of wax paper together and allow the cooled wax to seal them. Cut into heart shapes as is and mount - they will be slightly more opaque but still lovely.


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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Reynolds Cut Rite Wax Paper, (75 Sq Ft (Pack of 2))
Reynolds Cut Rite Wax Paper
Astrodesigns/Creative Collection Starter Kit Cardstock, 12" x 12", 65 lb/176 gsm 18-Color Assortment, 72 Sheets (46408-03)
Astrodesigns/Creative Collection Starter Kit Cardstock
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Box Collection (152ct), Bulk Kids Crayon Caddy, Classic & Glitter Crayons for Classrooms, Easter Gift
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Box Collection

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!
Happy Valentine's Day
Day It Rained Hearts
Day It Rained Hearts

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