How to Make Crayon Hearts With Waxed Paper

If the sun seems to shine right into your window, give it something gleam through.

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These translucent hanging hearts are easy to make from waxed paper and crayons. Read on to learn how to create them and color your room with cheer.

What You'll Need


  • Wax paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • Kraft paper
  • Iron
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Silk thread


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    Begin with a 12-by-16-inch sheet of waxed paper. Fold it in half along its length; unfold. Deposit wax-crayon shavings (made with a handheld pencil sharpener) evenly but not thickly across one half of the paper. Fold the clean half of the paper over the shavings. Crimp the three open edges with a 1/2-inch fold to hold the shavings.

  2. Protect your ironing surface with kraft paper. Place the waxed paper on the kraft paper, and cover it with another sheet of kraft paper. Iron lightly on medium heat, checking after every few passes. Stop when all the shavings have melted. Let cool.

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    Trace and cut out hearts of various sizes. String each heart with a silk thread for hanging

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