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Re: [teacherartexchange] Paper flakes in wax?

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From: Sharon (sharon_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Dec 19 2008 - 06:16:24 PST


I'm very curious about this, too. What is the size of the crockpot
you use? If you use it for wax, can you use it for other things?

Also, what type of wax are you using? Do you buy paraffin or just
melt candle stubs?

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Ray Leal <rayleal@earthlink.net> wrote:
> We just use regular copy paper for the flakes- I have them hold the
> snowflake with a clothes pin and just dip it into the crock pot- there is
> probably 3-4" of wax in the crockpot- sometimes they fold up on themselves,
> but it doesn't matter just so the whole thing gets in the wax. They pull
> them out and lay it on a paper towel (or anything really) and while the wax
> is still wet sprinkle the glitter- flip it over, sprinkle the other side.
> They are easy to flatten out if they folded up a bit while they are lying
> there- They are cool enough to carry back to the tables by the time you get
> the glitter on them. They leave them between 2 pieces of notebook paper in
> thier notebooks to take home and that flattens them the rest of the way. It
> is fun- and really easy- try it.
> Thanks-
> Heather

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