We love Halloween and making Halloween arts and crafts in our home. This year so far, we have made cauldrons, witches’ shoes, jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, mummies, and pumpkin patches, but no ghosts. Ghost crafts have always been a tricky one for me. Ghosts should be transparent, shouldn’t they? But, it seems like they never are. That’s what makes the wax paper so great in these wax paper ghosts, even with a little paint they still keep some of their transparency and look adorably haunting.
The spring is here!! Hip hip hooray! One of our favorite warm weather activities is blowing bubbles. My little girl is crazy for bubbles. Bubbles are so beautiful and magical and just make you happy. These were enough reasons to make a bubble project for the spring. This pretty mixed media bubble project combines watercolors, wax paper and pastels.
You can make this wax paper dragonfly as a hanging craft or glue it to a piece of paper, either way the result is lovely.
We love crafting with wax paper. It’s transparency and delicate texture make a wonderful canvas for painting and for stained glass tissue paper projects. Because of its transparent and delicate nature, it also makes it the perfect material for making insect wings. Dragonflies are one of our favorite insects. With summer here, they have been out in full force in our yard. They are so beautiful and my daughter and I love to watch them. These gorgeous creatures inspired our latest project. We have provided a printable template for your convenience.
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We have a tradition in our family. Every year, since the first year that my husband and I have been together, we put up our tree on the first weekend after Thanksgiving. It is always the same. We throw on the movie Elf, pour ourselves some egg nog and decorate for the holidays. This year, we are in a new home and there has been a little debate as to which window the tree will look best in front of. For me the view from the outside is just as important as the view from within.
We just came home from a wonderful family vacation. While we were away I was surprised at how much our daughter missed our projects. Whenever we were back in the hotel room, Mai would want to make a craft. While I did not bring craft supplies, I did bring drawing materials to entertain her. These fulfilled her need to create.
Today was our first day home & Mai was eager to jump back into arts & crafts. She asked if we could make chameleons. My husband came up with a great idea to make our chameleons on wax paper,, so that they would actually work like a chameleon & change color with their environment. What a clever man I married.
Wax Paper Chameleon
We drew out the chameleon on a piece of wax paper. I have attached a traceable. You may put this under the wax paper & trace it out.
Cut out the wax tracing & place on a foam sheet. Trace around your cutout & cut out the middle portion of the tracing.
Glue a sheet of wax paper to the foam sheet & trim off any overlapping edges.
Use the original wax paper cutout to trace out the chameleon’s features. We used a Sharpie to trace & colored markers to add a bit of color.
Lay out different colored construction paper & place you chameleon over the top & roll over the different colors.