This week we made ladybug crayons! The process is the same as the crayon melting project we did last week, but you just add a couple of simple steps!Depending on how many ladybugs you want to create, you’ll definitely need red crayons and at least one black crayon. Ladybugs come in different colors in nature, so it would be fun to make different colored ladybugs! Although it is difficult to tell in this first picture, I added some orange to one of our ladybugs and some pink to another one. We also mixed different shades of red into all all three of these.
Like in last week’s project (instructions here), we used a mini-muffin tin. An adult will need to cut the black crayon into short pieces. I just used a kitchen knife. Set the black crayon pieces aside. After you spray your mini-muffin tin, place pieces of the red crayons in, and consider mixing in some orange, yellow, and/or pink for some variety!
Once you’ve baked them and the wax is cooling, wait just a couple of minutes so it can begin to thicken up. Then stick your black crayon pieces in so that the round end will form the ladybug’s spots! If you find that you’ve waited a little too long and the pieces won’t go in, remember that you can stick them back in the oven for a minute or two to melt them a bit and then try the spots again! My little one is in love with these ladybugs! Here’s a picture of how fun they look on the bottom!Have fun creating these with your little one!