From Crayons to Art Pieces

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Butterflies, flowers, and even dinosaurs.

Melting down crayons and transforming them into fun shapes is one activity Community Access Naperville includes in their program for those with disabilities.

“One of the most important things is to always be busy and have something meaningful to do. So the thing that is really great about the crayons is the participants have that opportunity to see the whole process from start to finish,” said Sherry Healey, president of Community Access Naperville.

From Crayons to Art

Peeling, sorting, breaking, melting, and finally molding. The process requires many steps, but the finished product is worth it.

The organization donates some of their creations to children in the hospital and take their participants to visit them as well.

“It is important to send that message to the community that people with disabilities can contribute and can be an active part in the community and that’s something that’s really important to us,” said Healey.

Being a part of Community Access Naperville is also personal for Healey since she was having trouble finding the right place for her son, since he needs some extra support.

“And so we felt like, well if it’s not out there, let’s see if we can create it,” said Healey.

Doing something meaningful, while having a good time.

Naperville News 17’s Aysha Ashley Househ reports.