Wordless Wednesday – Hot Rocks

by Deb on June 15, 2011

Hot Rocks

I found this fabulous idea at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning and couldn’t wait to try it with the girls.

rocks

We heated them in the oven at about 150 for a few minutes.

colours

Then we drew on them with wax crayons.

drawing dinosaur

We realised it wasn't about drawing but going slowly and letting the crayon melt.

dinosaur

Big girl thought this one looked like a dinosaur.

This was a definite hit, and seeing we have a huge supply of rocks and crayons it’s something we’ll be doing again soon. The wax had a beautiful smooth texture when it cooled, investigating it melting and setting was as popular as trying all the different colours.

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Kate Fairlie via Facebook June 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

I so want to give this a go… just need to go get some more rive rocks

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Science@home via Facebook June 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

It was great fun. We used slate and quartz from around the house.

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Me 'N my Monkeys June 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Wow Wonderful idea! it looks like a lot of fun!
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Deborah White via Facebook June 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm

So cool! I am wondering why I have never tried that before.

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Tamara June 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Just great craft fun in action. I love your photos
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nellbe June 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

oh what fun!
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Kellie @ Three Li'l Princesses June 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

You always have the best ideas. Fantastic! I’m going to look at trying this one! 🙂
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Mumma's Mini Mes - Kym June 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm

this looks so cool, something to do with the kids when they get older for sure!

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Trish June 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Another fun idea to try, my boys will love this one.
Thanks for linking up WW.
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jasmine June 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

Yes, definitely a great idea for the kids. I “Favorited” this page so I can save this for my girls on a rainy day 🙂 Thanks!
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Sherry and Donna June 24, 2011 at 7:38 am

We’re so glad your children enjoyed doing this as much as ours did … what irresistible fun!
Donna 🙂 🙂
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