Tutorial: Martha’s Crayon Hearts
A lovely project for children
of all ages!
- Wax crayons – any cheap ones will do
- Wax paper – I used Coles own brand ‘Waxed Lunch Wrap’
- Pencil sharpener or scalpel/printing chisel
- Thick card – to place under wax paper during ironing
- Thick paper
- Cereal box card – for heart templates
- Thread – Embroidery floss, crochet yarn or ribbon will do.
- Coat hanger or branch – to hang your hearts on
Click here for Heart Template
a. Print out a copy of your heart templates
b. Glue onto cereal box card
c. Cut out Heart templates
a. Cut an 80cm length sheet of waxed lunch paper.
b. Fold in half, waxed sides facing & lenghtwise.
c. Open sheet of waxed paper to expose the waxed sides.
Using a pencil sharpener or craft scalpel;
a. Cover one side of the waxed paper with crayon shavings.
(evenly spread, not too thick)
b. Fold the top half of the paper over the shavings.
c. Seal the 3 open sides of paper with a single fold.
(1 inch fold ensures the wax wont spill out)
N.B I used 3 crayons per 40cm sheet, 3 sheets per heart size
a. Set your iron to a low setting.
b. Place a sheet of thick card onto your ironing board.
c. Position your wax paper on top of your thick card,
d. Cover them with some thick paper.
N.B Thick paper helps to absorb excess wax during ironing.
a. Heat up your wax paper with gentle pressue.
b. Check wax every 20 secs or less for even coverage.
N.B To get even coverage, simply iron patches of thicker wax
out to the edges.
Leave to cool.
a. Trace out your hearts onto the wax paper,
b. Cut your hearts out gently.
a. Cut various lenghts of yarn/ribbon.
b. Sew through the top of the hearts,
c. Secure with a small knot
N.B I used crochet 3 ply yarn for my hearts.
a. Arrange hearts according to your taste.
N.B The easist way to hang the hearts is to start with the largest first,
work you way down in size with equal distance between them.
Hang & admire!
Click here for
Martha Stewarts Crayon Hearts