October 3, 2011

Crayon Art

I've seen this idea all over Pinterest.  If you're not on Pinterest you should be.  It's awesome!  Although, it's just the source of even more do it yourself ideas.  Like I need any more!

Here's what you need:
  • a blank canvas
  • crayons (number depends on the size of your canvas)
  • exacto knife (Helps to take off the crayon wrappers.  Some people leave them on.)
  • Your choice of glue
  • Hair dryer or heat tool

For this project I used a 12x12 canvas and needed 3 boxes of 24 count crayons.
Pick out your crayons.  I went with the colors of the rainbow and threw out the whites, grays, and blacks.

Take all the wrappers off....if you want.  My 5 year old helped with that.

Glue the crayons onto the canvas.  Hot glue doesn't work well because it just melts the crayons.  Any other craft glue should work.

Then you just take your hair dryer and melt the crayons.  Put the canvas at a slight angle and let it run down.  You can maneuver where it goes a little.  I would let it dry and then do it again and that helped give it some dimension by building up the wax.

You can hang it however you want.  I kinda like it like this.

1 comment:

Robyn THE Mama Lion said...

Nice! Did you see where they added fabric flowers??? Just an idea ;)