Friday, 5 August 2011

Melted Crayon Colours!

I discovered a tutorial for this melted crayon art on Pinterest. (I love that site! I'm even using it for writing inspiration pictures!)  But I didn't like the methods described in that tutorial, so I won't link it here.  I hot-glued the crayons in a row in my 13x13 canvas, leaving out red, orange, brown, black, and grey from the box of 64 I bought, to better coordinate with the baby's room this will go in. Then I turned on the hair dryer.

I found it worked best if I keep the hair dryer on low (but high heat), and pointed only at the crayon wrappers.  I tilted the canvas to whatever angle I needed it to get the wax to run the way I wanted it to.  I love how it turned out!  Juliana was a little upset that I was going to give away the crayons she thought I was buying for her.  But she coloured some nice wrapping paper for the gift, using the leftover crayons.  That made her happy.


  1. This is brilliant! I LOVE it! What a great idea for a kids room. I can see using this same technique in other applications, too.

  2. This is totally awesome, how do you think it would work for lamp shades when using the low energy bulbs?

  3. You did a wonderful job! I have seen lots of crayon art projects and this is definitely one of the best!
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