This week on Living Room Explorers, we'll learn about Sri Lanka, play trivia, explore art, and make a sun catcher!
For the Sun Catcher craft, you'll need a grown-up's help and the following supplies:
- Cheese grater or crayon sharpener
- Wax paper
- Paper towels
- An iron
- Black construction paper
1. Make crayon shavings using the cheese grater or crayon sharpener. You'll need a lot of crayon shavings for this craft!
2. Cut a shape out of the black construction paper, and then cut out the middle. Leave a half-inch border.
3. Lay out paper towels and put a piece of wax paper on top. Lay the construction paper shape outline on the wax paper, and fill it in with the crayon shavings.
4. Lay another piece of wax paper on top of the crayon shavings and shape outline, and finally put paper towels on top of the wax paper.
5. Set the iron to medium heat without steam. Carefully run it all over the top layer of paper towels several times. Check every minute or so and stop ironing when the crayon shavings are sufficiently melted.
6. Remove the top layer of paper towels and let your sun catcher cool.
7. Leave the wax paper in place and cut around the black shape boarder. Use scissors or a hole punch to make a small hole at the top, and thread your string through the hole. Hang or tape it in your window, and enjoy the colors!