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Old 01-20-2002, 06:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wanted to share a terrific Valentine project.

I got this from another website, but it was so much fun for my 2 and 4 year old that I decided to share this with you--

We started by grating a red crayon and then sprinkled the shavings onto a large sheet of wax paper. Next we folded it in half and then I placed a warm iron--not hot-- just on low temp. on the top half. The wax shavings then melted into a beautiful pattern. We waited just a moment or two for it to dry and then unfolded the paper. Next we traced heart shapes and cut out the beautiful hearts. Afterwards we put a small hole in the top and threaded either a string or ribbon through the top. finally we hung them from a curtain rod in our kitchen.

The effect is just beautiful! You could even make a mobile from a hanger! They are so delicate and cheery on a cold winter's day-- something to brighten our spirits!

Well, good luck and please share any other Valentine projects that you might have. We would love to do more!
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Old 01-20-2002, 08:05 PM
 
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What a great idea! My 4 yr. old loves "projects! We will definitely
be trying this one. Thanks!

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We do something like that, too. Only difference is we cut out a construction paper frame for it; ie. trace a giant heart on 2 pieces of paper and cut out about an inch or so frame. Then, glue the wax paper heart in the middle and hang in the window.
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Thanks for this! made a bunch for family and pals, love the happy hearts in the windows.

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