Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stain glass Turtles

Here in my world of preschool, stain glass is made from crayon shavings and wax paper!  I love to see the expressions on their face as the iron runs over the wax and makes a melted picture.  "Magical!", "Whoa!", "What?!", "That is so cool!"...some of the expressions I heard along the way.

We were learning about reptiles, so our turtles turned into stain glass art for the windows.  Here is how we did it:

Start off with a towel, iron, crayon shavings of your color choice, wax paper (2 pieces). 
Lay the towel down (some crayon may leak out, so this will protect your work surface), then the first piece of wax paper down.  Sprinkle your shavings (I used a pencil sharpener) next.

 After the sprinkling, place the second piece of wax paper on top.  With the iron on the lowest setting gently glide it across.  Watch the magic happen!
  **Your iron MAY get wax on it!!**  (I use this iron for crafts only!)

This is a picture to show you how messy the towel got and to see how amazing the melting looks!

Here is a (cruddy) picture of our finished product on the windows.  The children loved putting together their sweet little turtles. :)


  1. nice. i love new spins on old favorites. and they turned out so cute (sorry to use the word 'cute'--but they are!)

  2. Thanks for coming over to my blog (TeachingtheLittlePeople). You have a great blog here yourself! I now have it bookmarked. I sure wish we had a Treasures 4 Teachers store...


  3. I love everything on your blog! Cute, cute, cute!

    Heather's Heart


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