Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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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.
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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!!
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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 =-)
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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!!)
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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 =-)
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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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