Not Food Friday: Crayon Art

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Before I knew Pinterest existed, I found this crayon art on Etsy and bookmarked it. Now variations are all over Pinterest. How cool & simple? My brother and I decided to give it a shot. Here’s my pictures (they’re not great, I didn’t intend on blogging them), but I thought I’d share. I hope to make more, my godson probably needs one with his name to hang in his room.

12″ x 12″ canvas
Box of 48 crayons (I think I used 35)
Hot glue gun
Sticker letters
Hair dryer
Drop cloths/newspaper
X-acto knife
Step 1 – Pick out which color crayons you want to use & put them in the order you want (decisions, decisions). Hot glue them along the top of your canvas.
Step 2 – If you want to write something on your canvas, arrange the stickers wherever you want. I chose our name & anniversary.
Step 3 – Get your workspace ready. The wax will splatter as it melts. Be ready. Use your blow dryer to melt the crayons, concentrating on one section at a time. Isn’t it pretty?
Step 4 – After your wax cools, use the X-acto knife to scrape up the stickers & any excess wax. It’s pretty time consuming & I’m sure there might be a better way to do this. Maybe thicker stickers? Ours were flat and flush with the canvas which made it tricky. Also, the thicker the wax, the harder it was to remove the sticker without cracking the wax. Trial & error.

Step 5 – You’re done! Hang it up & be proud of your handiwork.

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  1. Six Sisters says

    Cute idea. We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

  2. Celia says

    This is neat-o mosquito!!! Although it may be too much for me =/ splattering crayons haha. Come help me!!!! I would make a mess, but it is worth a try. Hmm…. maybe when the mister leaves town again so I have plenty of time to clean it up! 🙂

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