Fun Art: Melted Crayola Canvas

IMG_2800Many of you might have seen the beautiful pieces of art created from melting crayons. The way the colour merge together and drip down the canvas is beautiful. For years I’ve seen these around and wanted to try it, but for some reason always thought it would be very complicated. The truth is, it’s one of the most simple pieces of art I’ve ever done. I chose to make silhouettes out of black card to make my piece more interesting, but that part is optional.

You will need:

  • A Canvas
  • Crayons
  • A Hot Glue Gun (or extra strong glue)
  • A Hairdryer
  • Black Card (optional)

How to:

  • Arrange the crayons in the colour order you want. I chose a rainbow order, but you could do any combination you like.
  • Using the hot glue gun (or strong glue) stick the crayons to the top of your canvas as straight and as close together as possible.
  • Draw any shapes or silhouettes you want on to your black card and cut them out.
  • Cover your work area in newspaper to avoid any surfaces getting covered in melted crayon.

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  • Using your hair dryer melt the crayons. The crayons usually take a few minutes to heat up and then they will drip down your canvas. If you use the hair dryer on the already melted drips of crayon it will cause them to drip further down.
  • When you are happy with the melted crayon canvas, decide where you would like your black card shapes and then stick them on.
  • The crayons only take a few minutes to dry, and then it is finished
  • Hang the finished work on the wall or give it as a gift.
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