We are big on holiday decorations at any time of the year, but especially during winter when we welcome any opportunity to celebrate.
As soon as Christmas decorations come down, we start decorating for Valentine’s Day and the day after Valentine’s Day we put up St. Patrick’s Day décor.
Ever since we discovered that melted crayons offer endless opportunities for exploration, we’ve been doing some variation of this project for each holiday, and of course, we made melted Shamrock leaves too.
It’s especially lucky that we had a few days in the 50s lately and I managed to wash the windows in the dining room. Now the melted Shamrock leaves look especially festive against the bright sunlight streaming through the clean windows.
It’s a fun, kid-friendly project and you probably have everything you need in your home already.
What you need
Green crayons (waxed)
Handheld pencil sharpener
Needle and thread (for hanging)
Melted Shamrock Leaves
What to do
- Prep work: shave crayons in a bowl.
2. Leaf shapes: trace and cut out leaves of various sizes. I like to save time by folding waxed paper a few times and cutting multiple leaves in one go.
3. Ironing: I like to put a towel on a kitchen counter, then cover it with a glossy magazine or paper bag or anything else from a recycle bin to protect the surface. Place one leaf down, scatter crayon shavings evenly on top (but not too thickly), cover with the second leaf. Add a few pages from a magazine to protect your iron. Run iron lightly. It melts instantly.
4. If leaf doesn’t look completely covered add more shavings. Let it cool.
5. Hang or tape on the window.
Repeat until you have enough leaves!
What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day craft?