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Halloween art using wax crayons

I often find that the things I remember from my childhood turn out to be the activities my girls love the most. There’s no need to feel we have to constantly been innovative or really push the boat out with elaborate crafts when it’s the simple things that make L say ‘Wow! It really works!’. These wax crayons couldn’t be simpler but they have a little magic which B & L loved.

We used a paper plate, which had a waxy finish which worked better for us than plain paper, and scribbled on lots of wax crayon. We went with orange and green as we were making Halloween pictures but a rainbow would be really good too. Then we coloured right over the top with a black wax crayon. L thought this was rather daring! We used a wooden skewer (with the pointy end snapped off) as our pens and drew our pictures. Of course, as you scratch off the black the picture underneath is revealed. Cool! That’s the witch versoin of me by the way, with the green hair and extravagant eyebrows – thanks B.

Have a try – see what you can create.

happily shared with We Play at Childhood 101 and Tot Tuesday and ABCand123


    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      It’s lovely to spend time with your children introducing them to things you remember from your own childhood I think Maryanne. Hope you have fun doing this one.

  1. says

    I was just looking at some packaged kits like this and thinking, “we can do that!” Thanks for the motivation! Question: when people refer to “wax crayons,” they mean plain ole Crayola ones?

  2. says

    I have come over from Maryanne’s blog, Mama Smiles, where she linked to your daughters very creative sand pictures. It has been lovely popping in and I am now I am going to be following your blog.

  3. says

    This DEFINITELY takes me back! Have tried having a go with Red Ted, but he isn’t quite there yet! The paper plate waxiness may help!! Thanks :-)

    (and of course thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!)

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Anne, I’m finding more and more that it really is the simple things which my girls like best – which makes me very happy.

  4. says

    Oh, using the plate is a great idea (and I still have some lying around somewhere!) We tried this on paper a few months ago and it really didn’t turn out. Will have to wait until Princess is in the mood to try it out again, though.

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