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Melted Crayon Art – Playing with Crayons

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I have to be honest and say that this is not my original idea! I originally saw melted crayon art on the internet and decided that it had to be easy, easy enough for fumbly fingers me to do. I am horrible at crafts. I know people say that and they don’t really mean it. I really mean it. I’m not very creative when it comes to touch and feel kind of crafts, which is also why I never did paper scrapbooking. My daughter, on the other hand, rocks. She can turn a torn pencil eraser, a paper clip and a piece of bubble gum and turn it into a swan with feathers. Seriously! So if we do a craft, she’s really my hands on imagination and creation. Thankfully this project lends to itself in the creative side.

Our Melted Crayon Art

Melted Crayon Art

What you need

  • 2 canvases. Any size works, it just depends on how big/small you want it. We did 11 x 14 canvases.
  • A lot of crayons. We bought 3 boxes of 64 count Ross Art crayons because they were cheaper. We probably should have bought 5 boxes total as there weren’t a lot of greens in the boxes. If I had it to do over, I would have done just greens, a few oranges and a few light browns. But you can do it whatever color you want!  After doing several of these projects, I prefer Crayola Crayons.  They melt smoother and easier.  You can buy specific colors in bulk through Crayola.
  • Fake flowers. Whatever colors you want. Pick small and bigger flowers. You want to get ones that can be cut down or pulled out with nothing left on the bottom as you will be gluing them to the canvas.
  • Glue gun
  • Hair dryer
  • A box that is big enough to put the canvases inside of.
  1. With your hot glue gun, glue the crayons onto the canvas. I turned the crayons so that there wasn’t any wording facing up. That was a personal preference though.
  2. Let it sit for a bit so that the glue gets nice and hard because you’re going to reheat it again.
  3. Turn your canvas upside down so that the crayons are on the top.
  4. Put your canvas inside the box that I mentioned. This project is messy and the crayon will splatter. The box will protect everything. Make sure that the box or your canvas is titled so that there is a gradual incline for the wax to run.
  5. With your hair dryer, hold the dryer over the crayons until they start melting. Move the dryer around until you have the drips and melts that you want.
  6. Let your canvas dry for about an hour.
  7. With your hot glue gun, glue your flowers onto the canvas. I picked spots that did not have crayon on it as the hot glue melts it and makes it spread.

You’re done!

If you try this out, please share your results! I would love to see them!

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