The older boys saw the recycled crayons their siblings made last week and wanted to do the project as well!
With such a simple main project, I had to make them work a little, so I had them do a drawing exercise. (I want to get into more drawing lessons with the older kids, instead of just crafts. Crafts are great, but they need an opportunity to actually practice drawing.) So I cut out a couple dog silhouettes using my Cricut, then gave one to each kid and had them use it as a stencil and trace around it. Then I had them try and copy it freehand. I was impressed by the results!
I think I may try having them do this as a weekly drawing exercise.