Melted Crayon Art

April 16, 2012 by  

So I have been dying to try this melted crayon art for a while now, and I finally got the chance to do it, I can’t wait to share with you how to make melted crayon art!!  While I was out shopping yesterday I picked up a few boxes of crayon, and the rest of the supplies I already had at home.  The great thing about this project is that it is VERY simple and easy for anyone to do, and it can be customized anyway you want it!


Here is what you are going to need for this fun project.

Hot glue gun

A Canvas, I used a 12×12 one but you can use any size you want.


Blow Dryer, or heat tool









The first thing I decided to do was decide how I wanted my design to look.  I first thought of making a heart right in the center of my canvas, but the canvas I had on hand was not big enough to make the heart look right, the other thing I didn’t think about was the colors I wanted to use.  I had planned on doing a Pink and purple heart, but I only bought 2 boxes of 64 count crayons, and that wasn’t enough.  I know you must be thinking, that’s 128 crayons, but since I only wanted to use pink and purple, and each box only comes with about 3 of each, far short of what I would need to make the heart.  So I decided to change directions.  I pulled out the pinks, light purples, light blues, oranges, silvers, and greens from both boxes and started acing them on my canvas.


After playing with the placement for I bit I finally decided on a design.  Once I had them right where I wanted I started gluing them in place.









As I glued them down I made sure to have the crayola name facing up, I think it gave it a great uniformed finished look.








This is what it looked liked once I had all the crayons glued in place.  Now for the fun part!!  Having never done this before I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I grabbed my blow dryer and flipped it to HI, I guess a habit from doing my hair, my thought was that I needed to have it on HI to get the crayons to melt!  I was wrong, they started melting pretty quickly, and melted crayon was flying everywhere.  So I stopped and regrouped! :)  I laid down a few scraps of paper to cover my work surface, just in case the crayons dripped anywhere.  Then I started up again, using the low setting on my blow dryer.  Surprisingly it didn’t take as long as I thought it would on low.  I started at one end of the canvas and started melting the crayons in groups.  While I was melting them I moved the canvas to sit at different angles.  This kept that melted crayons from running down too fast.  I did stop a few times just to give the crayons a chance to cool a bit.  I didn’t want them to turn into liquid and run right off the canvas.  I wanted they to have a layered look to them.

This is what it look like once I was finished.











I think all together, for my first try, the project came out GREAT!!!  I see more of them in my future!  I hope that this tutorial gave you some great tips on how to make the melted crayon art!



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