The boys' school had this art project set up as one of their "jobs" a few weeks ago, and now whenever I whip out my electric griddle to make grilled cheese or pancakes, Sawyer asks me if we're going to do "crayon painting." Yesterday, I finally decided that it was, indeed, a perfect day for crayon painting.
First we started by peeling the paper off of a bunch of old crayons. I chose to use our cheapo Dollar Tree crayons, because they are extra waxy and don't really color very cleanly or smoothly under ordinary conditions...plus, the paper peels off way easier than it does on the Crayola crayons ;)
(p.s. don't even ask why Sutton is wearing a beanie in 100+ degre heat)
All peeled and ready to be melted!
I covered the griddle in several layers of foil and turned it on to the "warm" setting. I was still worried about my little guys burning their hands because the warm setting is still pretty hot, so I had them pull out a pair of their knit gloves for protection (hence the beanie coming out of the winter closet too). I figured the gloves would be easy enough that they could still manipulate the crayons without any difficulty, but would provide a teeny bit of protection from the radiated heat - they worked like a charm!