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2 boxes 64-count Crayola crayons
2 canvases (I used 11 x 17)
Hot glue gun
Newspaper or something to cover floor/wall
- Get your supplies together
- Choose your colors and set them up in your chosen pattern. Optional: Stencil on a picture you like with permanent marker or paint.
- Use hot glue gun to glue down crayons. My personal preference is having all the crayons symmetrical with the "crayola" side showing.
- Let crayons dry for ~20 min. to make sure they're firmly glued to the canvas. In the meantime, grab your favorite beverage and drink up!
White wine for me on a nice sunny day. You can bet I bought the wine purely for the name and label
- Set canvases up against a wall with something covering the floors and wall in case wax spashes.
- If you drew or painted something on the canvas, make sure to cover it with masking tape.
- Plug in hairdryer and put on high setting. Crayons may begin to melt at different rates and you may want to focus the heat on certain area more than others. Play around with the settings and movement of the hairdryer to get the crayons to melt the way you want it to. It may not be perfect, but that's the beauty of this art.
- I let the crayon melt further down the canvas on the "rain" one and made the crayons melt together more. I wanted the "grass" one to look more individual, like stems, and still have room to put flowers.
- Turn the "grass" canvas over and apply flower embellishmentsOverall it can be a little time consuming, but it's the perfect craft for a free day. Can't wait to hang them up!