Saturday, December 10, 2011

Melted Crayon Art

This project is not anything new, it's been all over Pinterest. But ever since I first saw it, I knew I wanted to do it. We need more color in our house and I've always loved Crayola crayons. So I bought the 96 count box of Crayolas when they were buy 1, get 2 free at Toys R Us, and a canvas with a 40% off coupon from Michael's.




I swore I had photos of the next step, but I can only find the one I took with my cell phone. First I pulled out all of the shades of the colors I wanted to use. I laid the canvas on the table and started lining the crayons up along the edge, so I could see how many I'd actually need. My line of crayons was longer than the canvas, so I pulled out some until I saw that they would fit. Then I glued them on using tacky glue. I thought about hot glue, but since I planned on using my heat gun, I was afraid the high temperature might melt the hot glue.


Here they are all lined up and attached.


Sadly, I don't have any photos of them melting. I was using a heat gun that gets very hot, and the kids wanted to help. I've read that others used a hair dryer, but the heat gun worked pretty fast.


We just let them drip until we liked the way it looked. I liked it with the white between the colors and not all the way down, but you can do whatever you like!


It was really fun to do and the kids loved it! I think I'm going to get them some smaller canvases and let them choose their own colors. Then they can hang them in their bedrooms. I have this one in our living room.

Linked to: Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee, Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Inspired By You Wednesday at Eisy Morgan, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Home Decor & Organizing Party #31 at Organize & Decorate Everything, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Look What I Made at Creations by Kara, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Project Party Weekend at Bubbly Nature Creations, Friday Favs at Naptime Crafters, Delicately Constructed Friday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots & Jello, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime

8 comments:

Alicia said...

Very cool. I wonder...could you while they are melting take like a wooden skewer and run it across the colors to meld them together? Or maybe a brush of some type?

Megan said...

I wondered if this really worked, sometimes things on Pinterest are not as great as they seem, but it looks awesome! Great job!

Ashlee said...

I love this & am pinning it! We're doing a giveaway at http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com so come on by!

Ange said...

I still need to try this! I like how you melted the color half way down! Looks great!

Ange @ Decorating the Dorchester Way

Aimee said...

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Jerri said...

What a neat project!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

This is such a cool project! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
~Kara :)

beanersaurus said...

My bf Matt and I make custom melted crayon artwork. If you'd like to check it out, here's a link: http://thegrandcrayonyon.tumblr.com - Thank you! :)

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