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Melted Crayon Art How-To

Updated on December 16, 2016
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What exactly is Melted Crayon Art?

Melted crayon art is, well, just that! This is a fun activity that can really allow you to be quite creative! This activity could also be enjoyed by children (with the supervision of an adult) and adults alike. Interested in making your own? Well let's get started! All the directions you need can be found right here!

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Materials

You will need:

-A poster board or canvas

- A hairdryer

- Crayons

- A hot glue gun

- Paint and paintbrush (Optional)

How to Make Melted Crayon Art

Step 1:

Get your board/canvas and crayons ready. I used a black Styrofoam board, but you can choose any color you would like. Just keep in mind that certain colored crayons might look better on certain colored boards. For example, if you plan to use black crayons,blackboard might not be the best choice. I left my board in a rectangular shape, but feel free to get creative by shaping your board. Perhaps a heart, star, or circle might make for an interesting piece of art? You may also choose to leave the paper on or off of the crayons. I decided to leave the paper on mine, because I wanted it to be obvious that they were melted crayons. It was my desired effect, but you may have something else in mind.

Step 2:

Brainstorm! I suggest playing around with the crayons on the board a bit before gluing them. Pick out the crayons you would like to use, and figure out where they look best on the board. Placing them in a straight line is not your only option. Once again, you can be creative with crayon placement!

Step 3:

Use a hot glue gun to attach your crayons on the board or canvas in your desired locations.

Step 4:

Use a hairdryer to melt the crayons. This step can get a little messy, so I suggest laying newspapers out, putting a tarp down, or completing this step outside if possible. Hold the hairdryer 2-3 inches from the crayons. Point the hairdryer in the direction you would like the crayon to splatter. It will only take a few seconds for the crayons to begin melting. This step involves a lot of experimenting to get things just how you want them. Just go at it, and have fun!

Step 5:

If you want, you can use paint to add extra features to your art. I choose to paint one of my favorite quotes on mine, but the possibilities here are endless!

Step 6:

Give your art time to dry and proudly display it anywhere you would like!

Did you try it? How did it work for you?

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    • DaphneDL profile image

      Daphne D. Lewis 2 years ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

      My daughter loves to find new projects for two young girls she knows and loves, and they will love trying this. I'm going to share this with her.