Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wax Fish

We pulled out the warming trays again today and made wax fish.  
The original plan was to melt crayons on paper shaped fish but then I had some left over clear laminate and thought that it might work too.
The laminate is fairly thin so we needed to put paper between it and the warming tray to stop it from melting.
The laminate is clear and that made it difficult for some of the children to see where to colour, until the wax started to melt.
When the wax is still warm the fish can be picked up and tilted here and there to make the wax move to fill in any empty spots.
The googly eye finished it off great.
The laminate worked so well that I started thinking what else could be used.
Aluminum foil came to mind.
It works amazingly.
The crayon melts quicker and slides smoothly.
The shiny foil coming through reminds me of Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
Just like fish in the ocean, they come in different shapes, sizes and colours.


  1. Hi Liga
    A warming tray is an electric appliance that some people use to keep their dishes of food warm. I also have smaller ones for coffee mugs.

  2. Very fun craft! Definitely will give it a try!


  3. I love the warming tray, I really need to figure out a way to do that! I featured this on this week's Animal themed It's Playtime! Come play again this week!!