Back to School: Melted Crayon Art

since i am having to completely redo the house from the flood we had a few months back….i have been trying to create a more playful atmosphere around here. i like things eclectic, and a bit quirky. so the boys and i made these melted crayon art pictures to hang on the wall. what kid doesn’t like to see things melt into beautiful streams of color. seriously cool and super simple.

make your own 
melted crayon art
what you need:
crayons
got glue gun
cardboard cut to size
 blow dryer
 frame (optional)
directions:
 glue crayons to the cardboard using hot glue
 lay your cardboard at an angle (approximately 45º)
 using the lowest speed and hot/warm setting, start melting the crayons.
you can manipulate the wax drops as they start to fall by angling the blow dryer or adjusting the angle of the cardboard.
let cool
 the great thing about this art piece is that you can make it any way you want, and no two are the same.

{participating in  i heart naptime, funky polka dot giraffe, ta da tuesday, get your craft on, tatertots and jello & skip to my lou linky parties}

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    They sale this at esty for $35!!!!
    Crazy Copycats!!!!

  2. Anonymous says

    This is so cool – can’t wait to try it – I am new to pinterest – so you mind if I post this there and how do you do it – I would love to have this on my board to find it again easily
    Thanks Stephanie

  3. I have seen these all over Pinterest and your version looks way more “finished” and clean. 🙂

    My boyfriend and I started making these in August and we’re having a lot of fun messing around with different techniques.

    I was wondering if you could share where you got the frame from? I really like that you repainted it and the shade of green you chose looks lovely.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your projects,

    -Colleen
    thegrandcrayonyon@gmail.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/thegrandcrayonyon

  4. Cute idea! Would make a neat teacher gift…going to keep it in mind for teacher appreciation week:D

  5. I can’t wait until I find time to do this!! This would be perfect in a kids playroom, nice job!
    Bonnie
    http://www.aweemeenit.blogspot.com

  6. We just made one of these this week too! Love the cute frame!!!

  7. I love it!! I would love for you to link up at “Do Something Crafty Friday”:

    http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday.html

  8. I LOVE how you framed your crayon art :)I’m featuring your art at Blogland’s Fabulous Friday Finds!!

    http://www.astepinthejourney.blogspot.com

  9. What an amazing project. How creative!

    If you have a minute I would love if you would enter my custom made Pinstripe skirt GIVEAWAY.

    http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

  10. This is way too cool! I’m getting ready to overhaul my boys’ playroom, and this would be perfect art for in there! Never thought of this! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Visiting from Too Cute Tuesday! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! 🙂

    Mandi from boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

  11. That is such a fun and simple piece of art, Love it!

  12. I agree..Im trying to make my walls more “fun” for my kids too. I am going to give this a try! Thanks for showing it off. 🙂

  13. I used craft paint to paint the frame. Hauser Light Green by Americana/Deco Art. It did wonders to that old silver frame. Much more character. I will need to spray it with some clear coat though.

  14. This is such a neat idea!

  15. This is so fun! I love the green frame too! LOVE IT!!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Ta-Da Tuesday link party starting tonight at midnight!!

    http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Ashley J

  16. Wow what a cool project!

    Please feel free to link you melted crayon up to my new Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    -Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

  17. Too Cute!! Found you on skip to my lou! 😉

  18. love it! great tutorial.

  19. We JUST made these this weekend. But I love that you used cardboard instead of canvases (with 5 kids and friends making these, the cost of canvases added up). I also love that you put it in a colorful frame. Do you mind sharing what color/paint you used to paint your frame?? Is it spray paint?? Love it!!

  20. Very cute!

  21. That is way cool! I especially love your bright green frame with it. I think this may have to find its way onto our art wall!

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