Monday, March 5, 2012

How to Create Melted Crayon Art

Melted crayon art is growing in popularity not only because of the cool, colorful effect but how easy it is to do.

You typically see crayons lined up at the top with the colors dripping downward but we decided to try something a little different.

Crafted by Billie Jo.

Supplies
  • Crayola Crayons
  • 16" x 16" Canvas
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Stick
  • Heat Gun
  • Straw
  • Newspapers or Material

All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

This project may get a little messy, so we suggest not wearing your best attire or doing this project on nice furniture.

1.  Peel the paper off the crayons.

Crayola Crayons are highly recommended for this project. Billie Jo tried other brands of crayons, and they did not melt as well as Crayola.

2.  Select the colors you would like to use.
3.  Using a hot glue gun, glue the crayons to the canvas in the desired design with the tips facing out.

If you do not have a heat gun, you can try your hair dryer, but we would suggest in testing how well the crayon melts with it.

4.  Lay out newspapers or material under and around your canvas because these next few steps might get a little messy.
5.  Using the heat gun, melt a few crayon tips to create a small puddle at each tip. You don't want to melt the tip completely.

6.  Take a straw and blow into the puddle to spread out the color. Be sure you have newspaper or fabric covering the surrounding areas of the direction you are blowing in to avoid splatter of wax on walls, furniture, etc.
 
The straw gives you a some control over the direction of the wax.

7.  Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you are finished.
8.  Leave your canvas flat until the wax has completely dried.


3 comments:

  1. This is so pretty....and I already pinned it. Take a look at it on
    carol autismlearn101.com where I pinned i on my crayon melting art pinboard.
    Thank you for making such a nice project.

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  2. Wow looks great...think i might try this :-)

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