Monday, August 8, 2011

Crayon Art

A couple of weeks ago over at Naptime = Craft Time, Tracy shared the most amazing tutorial for melty crayon canvas art.  I just knew I had to make one.  I already had the canvas and had just picked up a bunch of boxes of crayons during the awesome back to school sales (I will be going back to get more today as I have plans!).   Her tutorial was so straight forward but here is the basic idea.

Hot glue, melt and admire!

Like Tracy, I tried to have the word Crayola show as it looks more "intentional" that way.  As I learned from our homemade crayons in your car project - Crayola is the best, don't skimp on your crayons as their colors are the most vivid and they melt the best.  The others can separate and get oily which will distract from the effect you are trying to acheive.

Hot Glue Crayons to Canvas

Use Blow Dryer to Melt Crayons

Admire your masterpiece!
My "drips" kind of splattered because there was a light breeze and my blow dryer has  guard on it but I actually kind of like the effect.  Here are a couple of close-ups!

I will be making more of these for teacher gifts for the first day of school!  Love them!!!


  1. I saw this on Pinterest and knew I needed to make it! I have spare canvases and a box of 64 Crayolas! I am definitely going to have to try this for my sister since she's a teacher! Thanks for posting this so I can get my booty into gear and do this!

  2. Hehe awesome

    I'm making this for my Wife, she's a teacher as well =D


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