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Melted Crayon Art

Yesterday, I was feeling very … blah! Still am today. I am so ready for Spring! Sunshine! Warmth! Outdoors! Flowers! Happiness! I started a post last night that I didn’t finish. Planned to come back to it today. But, this morning, it felt too deep. Just wasn’t into it. So, I just browsed. I came across this “thought for the day” from Lily Pups Life

Broken Crayons Still Color

And, oddly enough, the same quote on my facebook news feed. It must be a sign! 🙂

Needing to do something creative & silly, I came across crayon art. Nothing like the smell of new crayons. Brings me back to my childhood. Sure, I had seen these kind of projects before. But, I had never indulged.

So, I went in search of ideas.

Love this one below from Ben Franklin Crafts

When I set out to start making mine, I had a field of daisies and grass in mind instead of a vase or pot. The only canvas I had was already finger-painted on by my Grandson and it was small. But, determined to do this today, I painted over it. I wanted a sky type background but I wanted it to represent how I feel today … not perfect, unfocused, dark.

My almost finished project. 


I left the top right corner more open because I plan to add our quote of the day, “even broken crayons still color.” Just haven’t decided how I want to do that, yet. Suggestions?

Time involved: About 2 hours start to finish. (My craft supplies are unorganized. So, a big portion of that time involved me gathering supplies.)

Skill level: Anyone can do this!

Cost: Less than $5 since I already had everything on hand & could divide up the cost (cheapie 3 pk canvas panels & crayons from Walmart, Flower bunch from Dollar Tree, Butterfly on sale at Hobby Lobby – was originally on a string of 3 butterflies with beads), $10 to $15 if you had to go out and buy everything new or better.

Interesting things that I learned and what I would do differently next time.

When using a hair dryer (blow dryer), I should have used same length crayons. The varying lengths were difficult to heat evenly, causing more of one color to prevail.

If possible, use a non blower type heating device if you want streams of colors evenly down the canvas. The blower type is perfect for splashes of color away from your streams.

In order to prevent the crayons from mixing together and turning to blobs, leave the paper on the crayons.

My lime greens turned to yellow and my browns turned to red when heated.

Imperfection is perfect. Just let go, be free. It’s okay and even a part of this type of crafting.

Be prepared for the unexpected. I used craft glue and hot glue on all of my crayons and one still decided to slide down the canvas. I slid it back up to it’s spot, let it cool and it stayed put.

Experiment with the angle of your canvas as you heat the crayons. It does change the way it drips.

I did read that you must use Crayola crayons. (apparently the cheaper brands don’t melt right and are more waxy than color) I had some on hand, so I figured why chance it.

This was messy but fun!


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

3 responses »

  1. I love that and with the quote beautiful. I think i would like to do something like that for my girls as a gift. Love it going to buy canvas tomirrow



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