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Crayon Art (aka Back-to-School Craft Project)

August 20, 2012

Sophie and I have been working through our summer list with only two and a half short weeks left until school starts. Last week we decided to work on a craft project that involved a canvas, crayons, glue and a hairdryer. If you’ve been on Pinterest, you may have seen this project before. It’s essentially melted Crayon Art on a canvas.

crayon art b2s

First go to Target or wherever back-to-school supplies are on sale and buy a package of crayons. This craft is actually perfect this time of the year since the crayons are on sale for close to 99-cents wherever you go. Also pick up a canvas from Michael’s or a craft store.

Then place the crayons in whatever order you want and glue onto the canvas using a glue gun or any other strong adhesive.

I personally would have arranged the colors in a rainbow fashion. But it was Sophie’s project and she chose this style. Let the crayons harden onto the canvas (about 20 minutes). Then grab your hairdryer and go outside.

Turn the hairdryer on hot, turn it to the crayons and start melting in whatever pattern you want. My hairdryer was happy it got some use since I never use it on my hair anymore.

A word of caution: If you are doing this craft on bricks or a surface that your husband/spouse/partner created, put down a cloth or newspaper first. No matter how pretty the art turns out, said person may not be very happy with hardened crayon wax on the bricks. I’m just saying …

Aren’t these two photos pretty (above and below)? Sophie took them!

And voila, Crayon Art!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2012 3:17 am

    Fun! My mother used to do batiking with us. We’d color on fabric and I can’t remember how we made it melt. Will have to ask her. I’m starting to “save” project ideas to do with the grandkids. Happy Back to School!

  2. August 20, 2012 5:43 am

    Cool idea 🙂

  3. August 20, 2012 7:01 am

    I love these pictures of Sophie with her crayon art. I am going to be doing this same project this afternoon at our local Gilda’s Club. Hope I have as much fun as Sophie did!

  4. August 21, 2012 9:01 am

    Very cute!

  5. August 21, 2012 11:02 pm

    I’ve seen this project and still have yet to try it! Putting it back on my list of things to do 🙂 Looks like so much fun to do with kids too!

  6. August 22, 2012 3:20 pm

    Leah, Sophie looks like she really enjoyed working on this project! What a great back to school craft! I’m tempted to go out and buy a box of crayons and create my own crayon art now! 🙂

  7. August 22, 2012 9:42 pm

    Great project! I’ve been meaning to try this one, too.

  8. August 25, 2012 3:10 pm

    Very neat craft! I did something like that in my car once, but it wasn’t intentional.

  9. August 26, 2012 4:04 pm

    Cool project! Allison’s comment is funny.

  10. August 28, 2012 5:08 am

    I want to do that! I love all the different colors!


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