I pulled out all the broken Crayola crayons in any shade of green, white, even a couple of yellow ones.
Then I took all the paper wrappers off them.
I put them in a steel can that had previously been used for green beans, and cooked them in a double boiler until they melted. They formed a nice medium green.
We used a stirring stick from a paint store to stir the hot melted wax and to drip it onto our rocks.
My youngest daughter just wanted to paint onto her piece of wax paper that I had taped to the table.
As the crayons started to cool down and harden, we poured the melted wax over the rocks.
It sounds a little dangerous, but we were very careful, I handled the double boiler, I supervised continually, and we prepared our surfaces.
We had a great time with it. We even went to the Blarney Castle website to read the history of the castle. This was very interesting and very cool.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody. We will probably be posting more St. Patrick's Day ideas soon, since we have started a little unit study about this holiday. I have to say that the kids are enjoying themselves immensely. They find all the folk tales about leprechauns to be enchanting. They have been intrigued by Blarney Castle. They are learning a little about Ireland. It is just fun all around.