DragonWingsPhyl 02/25/2013 at 06:11pm
Oh my goodness so many ideas! First, and easiest, you can draw with it and paint over it - in other words, use it as a resist for 'magic pictures' that are invisible until they show up through the paint or ink.
With the wax bricks, use a pointy tool to draw into it, and then roll ink on it and make prints. Maybe even try that with the candles, rolling them to print. Or carve into them and then press them into clay to create raised line images(not sure that will work, but hey, it's worth a try!
Melt it in an old crock pot, or in a muffin tin or foil pan in an electric frying pan filled with water. Then use it to paint on fabric to do batik. Great fun, but make sure you understand how to do it yourself before you embark on batik with kids.
Again, melt it in a muffin tin in the electric fry pan with water, and add chunks of crayons to add color. Paint with the melted wax on board to create an encaustic work of art.
Don't let them throw it away!!