- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Heat Source (Oven or Camp Fire)
- Hot Pads
You can use good crayons for this craft or use up bits and pieces of old crayons.
Choose a rock and make sure it is clean and dry.
If you are going to heat your rock in an oven, line a cookie sheet with foil. Place the rock on the foil and place it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
If you are doing this over a camp fire, wrap the rock in one layer of foil and place it in the fire for no more than 10 minutes.
Whichever method you use, please be extremely cautious by the heat. Once the rock has been in the heat the desired amount of time, carefully remove it. Place the hot rock on a couple of layers of newspaper and decorate it using the color crayons
Once the rock and crayon wax cools, this makes a nice paperweight or even a colorful garden decoration.
Note from Sherri: I tried this craft and it was fun, just a few notes. After 15 minutes at 350 degrees, the rock almost seemed too hot. When I touched the crayon to it, the crayon melted almost to a water consistency and all the color ran off the rock. I let it sit for just a few minutes and tried again with much better results. I only tell you this so you can test a small area to see how hot the rock is before you try to make a design. Also, do not try to make a design that is too detailed, the crayon wax will run.