Hello everyone, Jen Lashua here to show you this fun and fast way to create a simple hanging mobile.
I decided to find a creative craft that could utilize all my children’s broken crayons. This is a perfect way to make some fun, vibrant art!
Supplies you will need:
- Wax paper-white
- Sharpie or marker
- Pencil sharpener
- Paper punch
- Piece of wood or stick
- Optional: Acorn tops
- Optional: Hot glue gun
- Stencils; here I used TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon, the feather portion from TCW 526 Fly Away and
Step 1: Creating Crayon Shavings
Place your wax paper on table. Make sure you have enough wax-paper to fold over the crayon shavings, so there is a bottom layer and a top layer of wax-paper.
Remove all paper from your crayons, sharpen crayons over your wax-paper, creating lots of shavings. This step does take some time, but well worth the effort. You will want a mixture of vibrant colors.
Preheat your iron to low, once you have enough shavings, fold the top layer of the wax-paper over your shavings, lightly iron until crayon shavings are melted.
Fold over the top layer of wax-paper, as seen here:
Ironing the crayon shavings:
Close up of the melted crayon shavings, I love how this looks!
Step 3: Tracing and outlining your stencils on wax-paper.
Laying stencil over your melted wax-paper, trace the shape of the stencils with a sharpie or marker.
Here I used stencil, TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon.
Here is the feather from stencil, TCW 526 Fly Away
Here is the stencil layout with the feather portion of TCW 526 Fly Away, Accented Star Bits stencil TCW 2055 and TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon
Step 4: Cutting out your designs with scissors.
The assembly of cut out designs:
Step 5: Use a paper punch to create a hole in each cut out, then thread through with hemp twine or string.
Threading your cut outs.
Close up of feathers:
Pictured here is Accented Star Bits stencil TCW 2055 and TCW 2075 Hot Air Balloon stenciled cut outs.
I then attached the strings to a stick, place them wherever you think looks best. At the end of the stick, I decided to finish it off by adding some acorn tops. These were applied with my hot glue gun.
Placing a dab of hot glue inside each acorn top.
Securing the acorn top to the end of the stick with glue inside.
Hope you enjoyed this!
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