suncatchers

When I was a child, my grandmother taught me how to sharpen crayons onto wax paper and melt the wax with an iron. This year I have revisiting this technique with young artists. I recently experimented with another medium to make a more durable product. By melting crayons onto clear vinyl, I have been able to make this resilient, vibrant, new textile. The process is super fun and great to share with kids. We have been adhering the vinyl & wax textile onto dowel rod triangles with velcro corners to construct mini suncatcher forts.