Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Melted Crayon Artwork

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This beautiful art project will become a favorite kids activity in your house! You get to use crayons and blow dryer!
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Melted Crayon Artwork Kids Activity

After seeing various people do different melted crayon art I knew my kids & I would LOVE to make our own. I looked at pinnterest & Google images to get ideas & decided that it looked best will colors were groped. Goofy decided he didn’t like them straight across so we made a wavy pattern. We placed in on canvas so we could hang our work of art.
super glue crayons on canvas
Then I used my hot glue gun my hubby got me for my birthday for the first time. I was so nervous I was going to burn myself, but it was actually VERY easy and quick – I should have asked for one sooner!!
I recommend a hi/lo temp gun and to use under adult supervision
Then I got my hairdryer for Goofy (and Minnie) to melt the crayons. The low setting was not warm enough to melt the crayons. I had read others had held it VERY close to avoid splatter, but someone said their hairdryer caught fire – YIKES! NOT ME – we kept our dryer a safe distance & considered the splatter to be part of our modern art masterpiece =-)
use a blow dryer to melt crayons so they drip
You can see it is beginning to melt/drip. I found it worked best to hold it almost flat to get a section melty and then tilt it to allow the pools of melted wax to flow downward. This helped avoid some of the splatter. I would also advise newspaper or something underneath. (You can also do it in the oven. It is done in like 30 seconds at 250. Just use a glass or something to tilt it. I did this for a similar project I ‘ll share later… but the dryer was way more fun for this project!!)
It will make a cool drip, splatter effect
Here is our finished work of art!! Isn’t it COOL!! We decided it looked the coolest upside down so the colors looked like they were bursting up from the crayons; kind of like fireworks. We had soooooo much fun making this!! Maybe grandparents will get something like this next year for Christmas =-)
Keep going until you get the desired effect

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21 comments:

  1. Looks pretty. I've yet to be brave enough to try this project!
    Little Wonders' Days

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  2. oooh that is fantastic! Great idea!

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  3. Great job!! This turned out super cute!

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  4. Looks great! Would be a nice addition to a child's bedroom decor. I might have to try this. Thanks!!

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  5. I LOVE this artwork... I want to make a few of these for our new school room when we move!!! Thank you for adding my sensory box to facebook...:O)

    Christina from worldgoneblue.blogspot.com

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  6. I like the wavy look! I've wanted to do this for awhile-how long did it take to melt the crayons with the hair dryer?

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  7. It's soooo cool... The wavy pattern that you did looks awesome!! Crayon art is my latest obsession right now. I need to do something like this with my daughter soon. And isn't the glue gun the best invention ever :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  8. We have literally just done one of these at home and I was explaining to my Mother-in-law and husband that you can do them in rainbow colours, and I spotted your post on the show and tell blog hop. I showed it to them and you got an "Ooooh!" from my husband. That is praise indeed!

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  9. I have actually never seen anything like this before! How beautiful! I know all 3 of my children would LOVE this! Thank you for sharing :) Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am your newest follower! Blessings from Germany,
    Carlie K. from: So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?
    www.soyoucallyourselfahomeschooler.com

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  10. So cool... I love all of the crayon art I've been seeing lately. I'm going to have to give it a try!

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  11. I really love how yours turned out! Great version!

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  12. Wow, love this! I've pinned it... Thanks for visiting my blog. I will link-up my Lego post to your next TGIF party. April
    P.S. How did you create that awesome double drop-down menu at the top of your blog? I'd need one of those :)

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  13. So cute!! My daughter would love doing this. I am definitely going to be doing this with her. Thanks for the idea! I am your newest follower. I found you at Shine on Fridays.
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blospot.com
    Would love if you stopped by and said Hi:)

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  14. I love that you mixed up the crayon pattern! Chevons are so "in" right now! I'd love for you to link this up at my brand-spanking-new Pinned it, Made it Party :)
    http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com
    I'm happy to be your newest follower too!

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  15. What a fun take on the crayon art! Love it!

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  16. wow amazing
    new follower of ur blog
    now follow my blog
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. I have seen this many many times but never not in the normal straight line and never with splatters! I love yours and now I am making one just like it! Great job and thank you for the inspiration.

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  18. Thanks for link up at my Pinned it, Made it Party :) I've featured your crayon art, so be sure to drop by and grab a featured button! :)

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  19. i have been wanting to try this - but worry my girls won't ant to stick with it. yours came out lovely.

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you this week.

    Bern

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