With the jig, even our 3 year old granddaughter was able to do this craft by herself and I was very comfortable with the safety factor.
Here are her first results:
You can probably see some of her “letter work” shining through as we reused a “grandma school” paper for this picture.
These were the first attempts of our older grandchildren:
Let the warming tray warm up for 5-10 minutes before starting to color.
Hold the crayon by the pointiest end and push down on the flattest end for the best effect.
Use up your old broken crayons first and take all the paper wrappings off of them.
Lots of melted crayon gives a fingerpainting effect.
If desired, use any dark marker (before putting the paper on the warming tray) to make outlines to fill in with hot crayon.
Make your marker drawings well within the jig border frame.
Help your paper cool/dry flat and hang on a window for a beautiful translucent effect.
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