Monday, July 14, 2008

Unplug Your Kids: Stones (or rocks)

For this week's challenge on Unplug Your Kids, the theme was STONES (or rocks). I found this idea for Hot Rocks at Wise Craft.

To make Hot Rocks, you put some rocks in the oven (we used a toaster oven) for 15 minutes at 350 degrees on a foil lined cookie sheet. Then carefully remove the rocks with oven mitts and place on a work surface - we used a cutting board. Using peeled crayons, you just touch the crayon to the surface and the crayon melts and "paints" the rock.



Though we liked how the rocks turned out, I think we enjoyed the process even more. It was so neat to watch the crayons melt! And, the finished product feels very waxy.

16 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

That is a very neat project.

So Smrt said...

Very cool...how hot are they? What I'm really asking is, what age is appropriate for this? Could a young child get burned by touching it?

They look beautiful! :)

Rhonda said...

How neat and such pretty rocks. Lindsay painted rocks this weekend. Not with crayons though, we used watercolors while we were out at the campground. It kepr her busy for a long time! This is a grear project. Thanks for sharing it.

Robin said...

Now THIS is an art project that I think GB would like. If we do it, I'll post so you can see our results. Thanks for the idea!

princessofsomething said...

Those are gorgeous! Great job! :)

Michie said...

They came out really pretty! I've been wanting to try this project myself. :)

Nature Mama said...

Neat project!! I've never seen this one before :) They turned out really great, we're going to have to give this one a try. Glad you shared!

Kate in NJ said...

We did a variation of this...my P
was not crazy about the rocks being hot, so we heated the wax. ;-)

Mia's Mama said...

I really love this idea and the finished rocks are gorgeous!

juliekintaiwan said...

Beautiful creations!

Melissal89 said...

Cool! I just recently saw this project too and wanted to do it. Your rocks turned out wonderful.

Blessings,
Melissa
www.homeschoolblogger.com/melissal89

Angela said...

This is a great idea. We will be trying this today.

Angela

Donna said...

I can't wait to try this it looks like such fun & easy too!
thanks for sharing it : )

Anonymous said...

I love this idea and am thinking about incorporating it in our schooling this month! I'll let you know when we do.
Jennifer
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ZephaniahWay

Sherri said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to do it with my kids!!

Carrie in Texas said...

That is so coo! We are totally going to do this, my kids will love it! How long do you have to do it, do the rocks cool off quickly?

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