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DIY Crayon Art

Ever since I joined Pinterest last year, I have seen these Crayon Art projects pop up on my feed all the time.  I always thought they were really cool, and immediately looked into how to do them.  A couple weeks after seeing them I was grocery shopping and spotted a ton of 24 count crayola crayon boxes on clearance.  It was a sign!  I decided it would be a fun activity for the twins and I to do one rainy day.  I looked for the best tutorial and found one at the Nap Time Craft Time Blog.  Instead of trying to use the sun though, I just went straight to the hair dryer.  I found it took a reallyyyyy long time to get the crayons melted with the hair dryer though, and it also made a big mess.  So for the 2nd one we did, we used the oven.  I lined the bottom of the oven with foil so there would be no mess to clean up, and that was definitely a good idea (no mess!).  Feel free to ask me questions, because that is the only explanation you are going to get here.  I will answer whatever you want though!

Girl Colors

Boy Colors

Post Hair Dryer

In the oven…

Melting!

Be sure to put foil under the canvas!

Done!

Success!

Finished!

Since we used 2 different techniques to melt the crayons, we came out with 2 very different end products.  Which one do you like better?

Comments

  1. How long did you heat them for in the oven and at what temp? Thanks! They turned out great!

    • You know, I really don’t remember :-( I would set it on a lower setting, try 200 degrees, and then put them in there. Make sure that you have a pan under the canvas as the crayon will drip down into it. I lined mine with foil for easy clean up. Then, I would just watch it with the oven light on and watch them start to melt. I think it was probably 10ish minutes, but again, I watched it the whole time. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  2. what did you use to adhere the crayons to the canvas? What kept them from melting and sliding off?

  3. What did you use to hold the canvas up

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