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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!!!

Ready, Set, ART!

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I ran across this amazing word cloud that basically depicts another one of my PASSIONS with kiddos!  I LOVE ART!  And I think a childhood without exploring all manner of artistic medium and ideas is bleak indeed.  To give credit where credit it absolutely due, I found this word cloud on Tinker Lab’s website this morning and had to share and give it props!  Whether a mom or childcare provider, involved relative or friend, having a setup with all of these at hand (or many of them) is sure to provide hours of fun at a moments notice!

I added a few things- and found a few suggestions to the list as well…

*straws

*bubble wands/bubbles

*magnet tape

*wheels of all sorts

*shaving cream

*tooth brushes

*pudding

Basically, the list is endless!  There are SO many creative ways to play and make art!  Thinking outside of the box is part of what makes art so darn fun, rewarding and perfect for kids!!!

DID YOU KNOW

~ Art stimulates both sides of the brain and develops hand eye coordination!

~Art is also a fun way to teach analysis to young minds- creating something out of nothing, looking at the strengths and weaknesses, planning strategies to reach desired outcome- all while having fun!