Halloween Crayon Bats

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet? Me either, could be because it is still in the high 90′s here in Texas. I usually look forward to October 1st because that is when I break out the Halloween Decor. I keep forgetting that is in one day…. It literally feels like the middle of summer :(
In hopes of feeling fall-ish, I turned to my trusty craft supplies. I remember doing this craft when I was little and making “stained glass”. Martha makes Valentines Hearts this way too. But today friends we are making Bats, or according to my 2 yr old son- “Batmans”. This is a great craft to do with the kids, actually- if my “active, just turned two, independent boy” can do it, then your dog can probably help you.
Supplies:
old crayons
wax paper
scissors
iron
paper towels
(I would like to tell you that this is just my craft iron and I have another one for clothes but this is just my craft iron… I don’t iron clothes for real life)
Break your crayons and remove the wrappers. This is the best job for kids, who doesn’t love to break stuff?
Use the scissors and make shavings from the crayons. Place the shavings on a piece of wax paper. Let the kids arrange the shavings and pick the colors. Then cover it with another piece of wax paper.

Make sure to use 2-3 paper towels under the wax paper and over it. The shavings kind of seeped through and I wouldn’t want your iron to look like mine. Melt the crayons for a few seconds.

Here is what we came up with:

Use the Taylor Made Bat Template found HERE and cut out a few bats from the paper.

You can hang them as is or make them fly. Use Bamboo skewers, fold the bat in half down the middle, then push the skewer through the ends of the wings.
Use thread or fishing line to hang them.

Spooky Batman. Have you decorated for Halloween yet? And please give me some fall-ish details :)

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Comments

  1. Fun idea…I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a great idea to use old crayons. He looks like he had a ball. I am new follower from the Mommy Club. Vicky from http://www.messforless.net

  3. I’ll definitely be trying this out with my nieces/nephews. Thanks for the idea!

  4. What a fantastic idea! At first I thought you peel the melted wax from the paper, then cut out the shape.. but now I see you leave it all together. I love it!

  5. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/halloween-crayon-bats/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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