Today at Crafternoon we made River Rock Melties. We were inspired by this post at 5 Orange Potatoes.
This is a super-simple project, and we did it with about 18 children ranging in age from 3 to 1o+ over the course of two hours. They all loved it!
Here’s what you need:
- Smooth rocks, fist-sized or larger. You might find these in your yard, or at a river, or even at a local independent garden center (that’s where I got ours, since we needed a bunch).
- Crayons with paper removed. Tip: Crayola glitter crayons are awesome for this project!
- An oven
Heat up your rocks until they’re nice and hot but not blistering (scary!). We heated them at 250 degrees for around 15 minutes, and they were perfect. Place them on a heat-proof surface (we spread paper towels underneath the rocks to keep the wax off our table) and draw with your crayons. Draw slooowly. Get it all melty. The slower you go, the meltier it will get. Aaaaah. Relaxing.