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DIY: melted crayon art

VQrainbowart Over Christmas, my daughter received a melted crayon art piece for her room. Not only is it a great playful addition to a toddler’s room, it adds a splash of color and was a lot of fun for the teenage family member to make! I thought some do-it-at-home art was perfect for our VillageQ crafters and art lovers, so I asked the artist how it was made.

Enjoy!

Materials:

  • Old crayons
  • Canvas frame
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

Art:

  1. Arrange the crayons across the top of the canvas in the order you would like and hot glue them in place.
  2. Stand the canvas up and make sure the ground around is covered in newspaper or some other surface that can get dirty.  Crayons should be at the top of the canvas.
  3. Use a hairdryer to melt the crayons, allowing them to drip down the canvas.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Hang.

And, hey, if you do try this at home, let us know! We would be happy to post your art on the Facebook Page.

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10 Comments

  1. This is a fantastic project for any of us about to go “Shining” during this cold, snowy winter. Thanks for posting. The finished products are super cool!

    • We actually framed ours and it is now hanging in my daughter’s room. It is hanging up very high as the two year old wants to pull the crayons off to color!

  2. Oh I love that. My kids would do that to the whole house if I taught them how, though.

  3. School has been closed for two days and may be closed tomorrow due to a burst water pipe. We may need this activity sooner than later.

  4. OMG that looks so fun!

    We’re not even close to “going Shining” yet, and I still want to do this!

    I pledge to send you a pic if we do it, Clare.

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