Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DIY Crayon Canvas


I think the whole crayons-melting-vertically-down-your-canvas is really neat and all, but when I came across a different spin on the project, I knew I needed to go crayon hunting. Luckily, my mom has saved just about every single crayon we ever wrote with as children, so I had 2 bags full! This craft is so easy and I think it ends up turning out so neat! All you need is a hairdryer, a fork, a canvas, and some crayons!
Pick out your favorite colors of crayon, and take off paper wrapper. I probably only ended up using about 12 crayons.
Decide where you want your splash of color to be. Break off a piece of your first crayon. Stab your crayon piece with a metal fork and hold it over your selected area. Turn on your hairdryer directly above your crayon until the crayon melts and begins splattering. You can do as little or as much of this part as you’d like! Repeat with all your colors all over your canvas. Be careful about mixing certain colors that may yield brown!
You can even blow dry your splatters after you’ve taken your crayon away to spread the color out more.
And voila! Your own crayon explosion canvas!


-A


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18 comments:

  1. I *love* this idea! Looks all abstract and sophisticated. :) Thanks for sharing! -Mia

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    1. Thank you so much- and it's so easy! :) No problem!

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  2. Definitely putting this one in my bookmarks. The hardest thing about moving into a new house is figuring out how to decorate and incorporate all of the new colors, this looks simple and easy and very personalizable. Especially since nobody really ever uses an entire crayon before buying a new box.

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    1. So glad to hear that! Yes, the great thing about it is you can pick your colors to work in any room. And yes- some incorporated recycling too!

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  3. My apartment-mate and my sister have both done the vertical-crayon-melting craft, so its really nice to see that you've posted a spin on it! It looks amazing and I'll have to make one for my apartment for when I get back to school :)

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    1. I love taking a different approach to it...I'm so glad you like it! And awesome! You'll have to send me a picture of how yours turns out!

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  4. I love this! I've seen so many different ways to melt crayons onto canvas but this one is new. Great idea! I have yet to show this to my three year old because she will want to make this the second I show it to her. She might get some new art for her room soon!!

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    1. Thank you!! Hahah, it would definitely be a fun craft to do together! :)

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  5. I used an embossing tool to melt the crayons and it went fairly quick. Plus, the air is not as strong as a blow dryer.
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  6. Has anyone tried doing it on a small canvas like 2-1/2 x 3 1/2 for Artist Trading Cards?
    I gotta try this .... To cute and to easy and I love abstract. Muchas Gracias .... I will try both the hair dryer and the heat gun. Hoping that Cath Brooks was talking about a heat gun ...

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