I’m planning a little something special this week with an old favorite – crayon shavings and wax paper sun catchers! I thought I’d post this little tidbit for those people about to teach color combinations:
If you could make a few of these in primary colors (and manage to get the shavings more even than I did) I think it could be a great hands on way to teach color theory. Can you see the purple where the red and blue intersect?
Oh man, I think I just created a very artsy Venn Diagram.
And if you were wondering about my most excellent photography of the sun pouring through those sun catchers – think again, I scanned them!
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I like where you're going with this. So these are 2 separate circles, overlapped? Overlapping the shavings before you melt, in 3 circles? … I dunno, then its not very hands on afterwards…
Yup, 2 separate circles overlapped. A circle with red shavings and a circle with blue shavings. I thought it a bit more hands on then the teeny acrylic discs I've seen used in some art lessons. The child can be involved in the whole process – grating the crayons (we used my cheese grater), sprinkling them on, and if you're very careful they can even help with the ironing. Claire's three and I allowed her to help me glide it along.
Have you tried melting the shavings on a hot plate? I wonder how uniform that would get…