erinaquaheart- i love the flames necklace, what a great use for those shrinky dink scraps.
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project-faux stained glass
this started out as an experiment for a vbs project, and it was fun with my own kids, but i don't think it would work with a large group. ours ended up as a decoration for vbs. please excuse the horrible picture. on the last day of vbs i forgot to put the card back in my camera, so i had to settle for a picture with the window in the background.
For the colored sections, we layed out a sheet of waxed paper and shaved old crayons onto it. i saw this on the martha stewart website on a smaller scale for creating cards.
they suggested a handheld pencil sharpener, but we found the crayons to be to fat and gunked it up. i got out an old cheese grater and it worked much better but you do have to be carful not to scrape your fingers. you do want the crayon in small pieces. then we layered a second sheet of wax paper, and ironed it to melt the crayons inbetween. they melt quickly and spread out to mix colors.
i made a large frame from black posterboard and then taped the paper behind it. you can use it as a full sheet, or cut it apart and fill in section by section. they looked realy pretty sitting in the window sills.