Awesome Crayon Art

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Step 1 - Sort the crayons- 2 64-count boxes of Cra-Z-Art crayons and 4 24-count boxes of Crayola crayons.

Step 2 - Create patterns- It was exciting that we each ended up with such different patterns and concepts!

Step 3 - hot glue crayons onto canvas.

Step 4 - Turn on the hair dryers and watch the magic happen!

It took maybe a minute or two for the crayons to start melting and between 15 and 30 minutes to complete depending on size and design.

LOVE IT!!! I even love the drip marks on the wax paper/sheet under the project :)

David's finished product!

My finished project :)

Leah's finished project!

David and Leah both used the Cra-Z-Art crayons and I used the Crayola crayons.  During the process we could definitely tell the difference between the two in how they melted and streamed down the canvas.  I think you can tell from the finished products also, but just barely.  I love each of these canvas’ so much!  It was tons of fun and I highly recommend you give it  a try!  I can’t wait to do it again.

Directions Review:

  • Materials:  Canvas, crayons, hot glue gun, craft sheet or something to catch the splatters, hair dryers, extension cord (maybe)  We purchased the canvas’ and crayons.  The total cost of just under $10.00!  We found 2 packs of canvas’ for 40% off at Hobby Lobby and back to school left over crayons on clearance!
  • Sort crayons and create design/pattern
  • Hot glue crayons to canvas
  • Prop up the canvas using craft sheet (or whatever you have).  We also used wax paper underneath our canvas’.
  • Use a hair dryer to heat the crayons and watch them get shiny and then start to melt and drip down the canvas!
  • The wax sets up pretty quickly so you can handle it nearly right away.
  • None of us got messy at all- the crayons melting only splattered in the direction the hair dryer was blowing.

Enjoy!  And as always, PLEASE share if you give it a try!!!

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