After all of the dumping of the dust earlier, they were finally ready to simply sprinkle the dust onto one side of the wax paper.
Then we folded the paper in half, put a piece of craft paper on top of it, and while being very closely observed, they got to use the iron. This was exciting, of course, since iron's are usually off limits. We discussed how hot the iron gets and what could happen if it was touched, or handled in any way, without adult supervision.
"You could burn your fingers off!"
That seemed to prove the understanding that the iron is not to be played with, no? Bonus home safety lesson!
Once ironed, the wax melted ("...if that was my fingers they would melt too!") and we had some pretty little waxed paper prints.
We got out the oval stencils in all sizes, did a little tracing, and then I handled most of the cutting. The Clubhouse Kids love to use scissors too, but this time they actually wanted me to do the cutting while they did all of the tracing. (Hence no tracing pictures, I was busy cutting!)
Once we had some eggs of all sizes, we took out a little tape, and off to the windows we went to display our Easter Eggs.
"I want to put the tiny egg right here next to the big one and the huge one!"
"Over here the Eggs catch more Sun!"
So you see, eventually these crayons did end up in our Easter Egg Art display! We just did it when the Clubhouse Kids were good and ready. Good thing that happened sooner rather than later or else we could have been displaying our Easter Eggs sometime around The 4th of July :)
Of course, since they had so much fun writing, drawing and just touching the crayon shavings yesterday, I decided to add a little something to the Clubhouse Classroom this morning.
Who says a Zen garden shouldn't be colorful?