daily play – waxed

Hey there,

It’s time for another daily play. When I was thinking about this one my mind wandered back to my childhood. All you’ll need for today’s project is waxed paper, craft paper (or a paper bag), crayon shavings, an iron, and maybe a few leaves or flowers.

This is how it works. Take a sheet of wax paper and sprinkle the crayon shavings* on half of the paper. You can also include leaves and flowers if you choose. Fold the the other half over the top and place the now full wax paper between two sheets of craft paper. Now iron it on medium heat, checking it every few passes until you see that all of the wax shavings are melted.

Now that you’ve done that once, experiment with the rules. You might vary the quantity of shavings used. Do all the shavings really have to be completely melted? Try to create a picture with one. Make another that is completely random and treat is as a blot test. What do you see in it when it’s done? Above all else, have fun! And please share any interesting discoveries with me here.

*crayon shavings can be made using a handheld pencil sharpener.

About Kirk

I enjoy life and have been blessed with many different experiences. An eye for the underlying truths that surround me accompanies a growing faith in Christ and God that informs my world and reveals small miracles and beauty surrounding me every day. This is the major reason I felt led to start Dance of 2 Companies - a dance studio where I can share all the little amazing things God's taught me through life as a dancer - about myself, about others, about marriage... and most importantly, about Him.
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2 Responses to daily play – waxed

  1. I am so going to go do this now! I’ve never done it with flowers or leaves, but I remember doing this when my Aunt came to visit, and in 1st Grade. It was sooooo much fun. Later on, I got to have fun doing this with the girls when they were small but it’s been a long time. Thank you for reminding me about childhood joy! I will post a picture when I’m done. (Gotta find some wax paper!)

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