One of the activities I remember fondly from my early school days was melting crayons on a hot plate. With all the issues of safety, I don't think it's a common project these days, at least not in Kindergarten, but I have seen it popping up in the homeschool and preschool networks all over the web. I decided it was time to take a risk and let my son try this fun activity.
Unfortunately, I don't have a flat electric griddle. I wish I did for the sole purpose of this project, but I had to work with what I had; my George Foreman grill with interchangeable plates. I attached the griddle plate and covered it with foil. I wasn't sure how messy my son would get. Once it was warmed, I placed the construction paper over the foil.
Michael enjoyed watching the crayons melt over the paper.
One crayon just wasn't enough!
The finished product.
My son is a boys boy; always going, always busy. Projects never last for very long but he does seem to enjoy them. This was a simple project to pull out that didn't require a lot of set-up so the fact that he finished in 5 minuets wasn't a big deal. I definitely want to try this again when his sister is around!