This morning my sister posted on her Facebook about an art project that used canvas and crayons. We decided to make two Melted Crayon Canvases today.
We gathered the necessary items:
- Box of crayons
- Art Canvas
- Glue Gun/Sticks
- Blow Dryer
And the kiddos laid the crayons out against the canvas in the order they wanted them. They mixed them up a couple of times until they had the perfect combination.
Then one by one we glued the crayons to the canvas using our hot glue gun.
Finally, we were ready for the fun. We propped the canvas against the wall and Li’l Man heated up the blow dryer, using it to melt the crayons. Within a few seconds, the crayons began to melt, and the blow dryer became a spray gun, splattering the wall with crayon. We stopped and got a mat to protect Mom’s walls!
Li’l Man experimented with propping the angle of the canvas as he melted the crayons with the blow dryer. He liked the splatter effect!
Eventually, he came to the conclusion that it was his masterpiece!
When The Divine Miss M went to the “melting station,” Mom was more prepared. I used an old styrofoam cooler to prop and place the canvas in. It worked perfectly and kept the mess contained!
The Divine Miss M was more patient. She discovered once she got the crayons melting to move on to the next group of crayons and allow the previous crayons to run down the canvas.
She allowed hers to “rest” in between, doing layers of melting to keep her colors more “contained.”
Her canvas art is very different from Li’l Man’s.