Melted Crayon Artwork

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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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.