Luke and Lila had some craft time this morning and explored their creativity with this melted crayon rock craft for kids. This craft requires only things you can find around the house or your neighborhood, will amuse the kiddos for a while, and the end result is pretty and unique! If you need an activity for the kids, check out the easy details below.
To make these melted crayon rocks, you’ll need to take a walk around your neighborhood or local park and find some rocks. Any size works, including small rocks that the kids can decorate and collect. Medium sized rocks will allow the kids a little more space to decorate.
How to Make Melted Crayon Rocks
To make these melted crayon rocks, place the stones on a baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and heat the rocks for a few minutes until they’re warm to hot.
To decorate, an adult needs to carry the hot rocks to the table or work space and place them on a thick place mat or other surface that will protect the table. Cover the place mat with foil or a paper plate so that when melted crayon slides off the rock it won’t damage the table or place mat.
Let the kids use crayons to color and decorate the rocks, being very careful not to touch the hot rocks with their bare skin.
As they color, the wax of the crayon will melt on the hot surface creating a really pretty, colorful piece of art.
When the rocks cool, the crayon will harden on the rock.
Use the colored rocks as decorations among your home decor or as colorful paperweights in the home office or on Dad’s work desk. They’ll be a sweet reminder of the kiddos during the hustle and bustle of the work day.
For another creative rock art idea, be sure to check out these glow in the dark kindness rocks and the neat movement behind them.