Melted Crayon Art Tutorial

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This simple and creative art project has been all over Pinterest and YouTube. It’s a clever way to make something beautiful out of all those broken crayons a house seems to accumulate. I added a slight twist to the steps to create a more dramatic look. I used an embossing gun instead of a hairdryer, which also works well for impatient types like myself. You have to be careful once the wax starts to melt though, as it will melt fast with an embossing gun. Only do small sections at a time.

 

Melted Crayon Art tutorial from Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

 

Supplies Needed

  • A canvas
  • A hot glue gun (with extra gluesticks)
  • Embossing gun (or hairdryer)
  • Enough broken crayons to go across your canvas
  • Any picture or silhouette you desire (on cardstock)
  • A piece of thick paper to cover your silhouette

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

 

Step One

  • Line up all your broken crayons in your desired order. Then go back and glue each one down.

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

Step Two

  • Cut out and glue down your silhouette.

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

Step Three

  • Cut out a piece of thick paper to cover your silhouette. This keeps the wax from going where it shouldn’t.

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

Step Four

  • Begin applying heat to the crayons until they start to melt. Do small sections at a time so you can maintain control of where the melted wax goes. Pay special attention to the area around your silhouette. Stop when the wax looks the way you want it to. More melting looks like more of a downpour.

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

Step Five

  • Remove the paper covering your silhouette and you have some melted crayon art. Let it cool completely before hanging.

Melted Crayon Art tutorial at Organic Parenthood | Incredibly easy to make with minimal supplies

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