Have you all been on Pinterest yet? The first time I started searching around, I was on for… um, way too long. It’s the best thing ever for ideas and the worst thing ever for time management.
Anyway, I first saw this Melting Crayons Canvas Art idea there and knew it would be a perfect addition to our schoolroom (in process.) We got the crayons at Toys R Us last week (it was a buy one 64 pack, get two free deal -whoohoo!) and the canvas was purchased from a discounted Michael’s bin for $1.94. Altogether, our artwork cost $4.00.
Selah organized the crayons just how she wanted them and I hot glued them to the canvas. Then we sat on a towel with a hairdryer and melted and melted away. It was so much fun to see the colors melt, mix, and mingle. Selah thought this was the coolest thing ever, but Adden wasn’t impressed for long. That’s okay, it was probably safer that way.
I really love the way our art turned out and I can’t wait to see it hung in our schoolroom. However, if we do another Melted Crayons Canvas, I would experiment a bit more. I think crayons glued in the shape of a sun would look cool; with the rays being the melty stuff; like a sunburst of sorts.
Anyway, this is a simple art project for kids that turns out pretty sweet. Let me know if you give it a try.