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Wax Crayon Etching

Instructions for an easy craft for kids in this etching activity using wax crayon.

wax crayons

Make a Wax Picture

etched wax crayon picture

You will need

small page for each child (about 1/4 page)
coloured wax crayons
black wax crayons
one or more sharp utensils such as:

  • fork
  • knitting needle
  • serrated plastic knife
  • toothpicks
  • twigs
  • scissors

1. Ensure that there are enough black crayons as they will be used a lot.
2. Give warnings and supervise the children properly when they work with the sharp utensils to do the etching.
3. Give each child only a small size page as it is a big task to color the whole page black.

1.Cover the whole page with a variety of coloured wax crayons, but not black.
2. Do not leave any parts of the page white.
3. Use the black wax crayon to colour over the whole page.
4. Use a sharp object to scratch a pattern or a picture into the black layer, revealing the colours underneath.

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